Increased utilization and efficiency on the production floor

Increased utilization and efficiency on the production floor

I. Description

A large plant was experiencing: • Long term of losses • High production costs

II. Action taken

• Conceptualizing of an operational perception • Building and Implementation of a measures array - using OEE methodology to increase utilization and efficiency of the cosmetics lines • Support activities for utilization improvements:  1. Set Up Reduction in packaging lines  2. Products shifting between lines as a result of cost consideration  3. Brain- storm on solutions for utilization problems  4. Investment planning • Weekly management of the OEE index at the production floor

III. Results

• 35% reduction in number of packing employees • 20% reduction in direct labor cost OEE packaging Dep.

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