Reorganisation Aluminium Recycling

Task

  • Analysis of the recycling processes
  • Introduction of preventive maintenance
  • Reduction of downtimes
  • Project manager “Increasing production capacity

Industry/ Function / Environment / Expert

  • Recycling of aluminium slag
  • Interim plant manager
  • Optimisation of production processes Dipl.-Ing. Volker Schreiner
  • Process analyses showed high proportion of non-value-added activities of employees, optimisation of task distribution
  • Hiring of additional S&E staff, supporting production during late and night shifts
  • Change of shift model led to extension of plant running times
  • Preparation of S&E budget, build-up of spare parts stock for critical equipment, documentation of S&E measures in ERP system
  • Preparation of investment “use of conveyor belts”, relief of internal transport, alternative use of logisticians
  • Improvement of SCM: creation of additional production volumes
  • Reduction of downtimes by 25%
  • Introduction of 4-shift operation with existing personnel
  • 4-shift operation enables production capacity to be increased by approx. 15%
  • Norwegian subsidiary of an American group in the aluminium recycling industry with 2 locations in Norway
  • 80 employees, 15 million € turnover