Reduction of distribution labour costs with the Continuous Improvement Methods

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Problem solved: picking costs (order preparation) increased with loading

>Company Description:

Company with 85 employees, specialising in the production and distribution of waterproof joints and special parts in moulded or manufactured plastics and elastomers.
65000 parts in stock. Markets: automotive.

Achieved gains:

+ 25% in staff productivity in 12 months

Methods used:

- flow and displacement analysis
- modification of stock management: location, FIFO, multi-location, obsolescence, re-supply
- modification of Information System
- forecast and planning of work load on a daily basis
- set up 5S (set in order / cleanliness / autonomy): see photo below


small automotive parts

Shopfloor after 5S : Lean et 5S en préparation de commande