The organization supplies mechatronic modules for high tech OEM companies. They are the first-tier partner for companies within the industries for semiconductors, analytical instruments, and medical systems with global operations.
A major client has a new product to increase serviceability & upgradability for their cutting-edge technology. Time to market is crucial due to competition and pressing time constraints.
Company is currently at an early stage of the product development process because of Early Supplier Involvement (ESI) with their client. Thus, the project has been in a realization phase for the New Product Introduction (NPI) department and hardware should be ready within QLTC perspective for a certain time.
The concept TPDs were released and implemented gradually with engineering changes (EC). The main role of the New Product Logistics (NPL) Engineer was implementation of EC process and monitoring of this plan in the realization phase of the project.
At the beginning, determining and executing the project plan of logistic in cross sector project team was held to create a stable and regular environment for all parts in the Bill of Material (BOM). Therefore, co-operation with the procurement and material planning and co-ordinate material flow for critical, non-critical materials (packing, spare & tools) was accomplished. Further, analysing the supply chain impact of upcoming ECs for industrialization phase was done.
The responsible production module has one of the highest complexities and longest BOM in the entire project with over 1000 unique parts and approximately 200 mono parts , highly supplier involved >50 suppliers.
‘’First time right’’ approach was implemented successfully and demand of the client was fulfilled. A safe logistic environment was created in order to meet the move rate. The transition from realization to industrialization phase of the project succeeded within time.
“Introduction of new product under time pressure was successful from a logistic perspective”
Muammer Ovacam – Logistic Engineer