At this European automotive manufacturer, the first new model was launched in 2016 and the second new model was launched in 2017 for serial production on the same existing production line. This has led to an increase of complexity (due to variants) at lineside layout, an increase of complexity and frequency of line feeding to the production lines as well as an increase of square meter requirements due to a takeover of logistic areas by production and logistics requirements.
The key objective was to create a 2-step Logistic Structure Concept, a High Level Project plan and project structure with implementation for the growth of the logistic challenges mentioned above. To enable this, a multi-functional project team was created.
Peter was positioned as overall Project Leader in the Logistics Steering Committee, reporting directly to Senior Management. He has built a project team with members from the holding company, the assembly site and Nobleo Manufacturing. This team studied other plants from the holding company for reference.
The first new model passed Start Of Production within the design requirements of the Logistic Structure Concept with new investments in equipment such as E-frames and IT such as Linefeeding software. The second new model passed Start Of Production within the design requirements of the Logistic Structure Concept with new investments in logistics infrastructure such as a Logistics Warehouse extension, the building of a new Small Box Warehouse and the implementation of a seat storage system.
Succesful launch of 2 new models on 1 productionline
Peter Thissen – Technical Director