Improving production flow and reducing costs

  • “Improving production flow and reducing costs”

    The challenge

    Back in 2009 Schaeffler made a strategic decision to move towards lean production. In order to achieve that goal one of the necessary process changes was to implement lean logistics in the manufacturing process and sub-consequently into the whole supply chain – meaning a change from pallets to wheeled logistics.

    The solution

    Due to the experience with some of the largest automotive sub suppliers and a well-proven logistic concept, K. Hartwall made the implementation of wheeled logistics at Schaeffler possible. The modular Lean Solution enabled Schaeffler to improve their internal logistics and also bridge the gap between the various steps of the supply chain.