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SURVEYING ‒ PLANNING ‒ IMPLEMENTING: THE SPI MODEL

Convertible tops are developed and manufactured at a European automobile manufacturer’s production venue in Japan. Over the years, additional external warehouses have been built in the environment of the assembly facility. They caused costs for double organisation and infrastructure and also huge problems in logistics. FOCUSON was entrusted with relocation management.

The FOCUSON specialists relied on the classic SPI model: surveying, planning, implementing. Their tasks included project management from the planning phase through deconstruction right up to reconstruction and site acceptance tests. 

  • Surveying the existing warehouse areas at the assembly facility, balancing capacities and available surface area
  • Displaying ways of optimising the available surface area
  • Planning required surface areas for the entire assembly facility
  • Methods and tools: MS Project, VISIO, DMAIC
  • Implementing the obtained approaches within a defined period of time

ADDED VALUE FOR THE CLIENT:

By relocating, all components and stocks could be centralised at the assembly facility, which considerably improved all logistic processes and reduced costs. By minute planning and preparation as well as strict project controlling and coordination, FOCUSON managed to complete the relocation project on schedule and at the client’s fullest perfect satisfaction.

BEST PRACTICE ‒ DRAFTING A NEW PRODUCTION SITE

Our client provides a wide range of services, engineering solutions and manufacturing technologies for the railway industry. While constructing a new production site in Hungary, all materials management and production planning processes had to be designed and implemented.

FOCUSON devised the construction concept of the warehouse. Design and refinement of infrastructure, material flow, logistic and production processes were based on the SPI model:
Surveying the types of working and production techniques and the business structure,
Planning, which involved the draft of warehouse designs and layouts: several versions with different scenarios, planning focus: effective and optimised material flow systems and logistic infrastructures both on the in- and outside
Implementing, which included coordination with the builder and consulting for the implementation (project management)
Methods and tools: MS Project, VISIO, DMAIC

ADDED VALUE FOR THE CLIENT:

According to the motto “Design – Implementation – Operation”, our client benefits from the optimised procedures and structures, the basis of which has already been established in the construction concept of the new facility.

BEST PRACTICE – FROM GAP ANALYSIS TO LEANLOG

An engine manufacturer assigned FOCUSON to perform a GAP analysis for a Russian engine factory. The existing project situation and organisation was subjected to gap analysis in order to figure out suggestions for improving the implementation in serial production, to be able to solve problems prior to the SOP, and to refurbish project organisation for serial production.

BEST PRACTICE – LEANLOG PROJECT

In the LeanLog project, FOCUSON experts were assigned to collect logistics processes and to devise new process steps for the elimination of interface problems in the PTE area. Procedures were observed from an outside perspective, and new process control mechanisms were created. A task force mapped out guidelines and a scenario for implementation and included it in the new LeanLog processes.

ADDED VALUE FOR THE CLIENT:

By compiling new processes and defined procedures in communication and completion of the assignment, with the PTE departments logistics, purchase and construction mutually engaging like rack wheels, the interface problems could be solved to the client’s full satisfaction.

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