SOLME ENGINEERING SERVICES
A prerequisite for being able to work with the improvement work is first to define the present situation. Through collaboration between Isaberg Rapid and Solms Engineering Services analyses was carried out on the current situation of the different assembly stations. Virtually all production in the Hestra factory was mapped. The reason for Rapid to choose AviX® is that there is a desire to have production times in standard time format and to make it easy to communicate results with the production staff.
Isaberg Rapid has created cross-functional improvement teams actively working on improvements in production. The teams are studying the results of the analysis in AviX® and asks: Why does it look like this today? What can we do differently? etc.
Production technician Martin Skarin says:
"The acceptance of time and method studies has increased considerably after the introduction of AviX®. There is no more any discussions on the accuracy of the times, thanks to the visual system". Rapid now actively works with its production losses rather than, as before, discussing the manufacturing documentation.
PRODUCTION STAFF "THINKS" IMPROVEMENT
AviX® demonstrates poor posture and losses in a visual way by describing them in time, with color and film. "The production staff can now see for themselves how they assemble and what is loss," says production technician Åse Dalmyr. "It has lately become more and more common for production staff to think about what method they use and how the layout of the
stations look like, "continues Martin Skarin.
USE OF AVIX® ALREADY IN THE DESIGN PHASE
In the development phase completely new approaches have been introduced. Production technology carry out studies on the CAD materiel at an early stage and simulates an assembly procedure. The method is analyzed in AviX® and from there the future production periods are presented in a very early stage. The production technicians are very pleased with the results when they compare the simulated time with the actual time of the product in production. The result is then used to produce cost of wages and thus a better price accuracy.