High-mix low volume production is becoming mainstream now. How can we improve our productivity with a small lot production?
The keys are making a detailed production plan to keep the operating rate high and have an efficient changeover.
Could you be more specific?
To make a detailed production plan, you especially need to be careful about production on order. So getting accurate information from the sales staff is important. To get efficient changeover, the point is to make the fixtures common and how well we can do our off line set up to externally control the product changeover.