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A manufacturing plant was looking to increase system throughput and decrease labor expenses. The plant struggled to meet production demands without excessive overtime. They drafted a proposal that required a significant capital expenditure to revise the machine and assembly line and would cost anywhere from $330K to $400K. Prior to making the capital equipment investment and shutting down the plant for installation, the customer chose to consult the experienced team at AMT to validate the assumptions regarding their current line and the proposed revisions.
We took a holistic approach to the problem by documenting the units per year, takt time, PM schedule, and benchmark availability for the plant operation, etc. Based on the data, a simulation was developed using a discrete event simulation package. The simulation allowed the team to model various scenarios, and better understand the root cause of the line’s poor performance. Download our case study to learn how our solution cost less than 4% of the original proposed revisions.