Task definition

  • Picking steel products
  • Plant manager
  • Productivity improvement

Industry / Function / Environment

  • Reduction of lead times
  • Outsourcing of production units
  • Improvement of material flow
  • Establishment of project management
  • Change management
  • Location Main transshipment base for DACH region and Benelux
  • Interrupted supply chains as a result of short-term staff reductions
  • Closure of a production area and its relocation
  • Targeted increase in personnel
  • Merging of incoming and outgoing goods processes
  • Visual identification of the material flow
  • Revision of the shop floor layout for new production line
  • Introduction of daily store floor meetings
  • Introduction of OEE key figures
  • Creation of small project teams for planning, diagnosis and control of tasks
  • Reduction of lead times by 15%
  • Presentation of the OEE in different production areas
  • Hiring and training of a new store floor manager
  • Effective communication between store floor and management
  • Austrian steel group
  • Manufacturer of high-alloy steels and PM materials
  • 50,000 employees, €11 billion sales