My project was about analysing, assessing and optimising processes and flows in an assembly department at Alfa Laval in Kolding. The objective was to consolidate the competitive position of the assembly so that the department could remain in Kolding. Preliminary work, solution and implementation
At the beginning of the project, we identified the most important competition parameters through a customer needs assessment. Having analysed the individual processes as well as the flow of the assembly as a whole, we developed a new layout and a new division of work for the assembly. The department had to meet the most important competition parameters.
We made a plan of training in Lean disciplines for the assembly workers as well as an implementation plan and a financial outline showing investments and expected cost savings. Finally, four simple key figures were developed for continuous monitoring of whether the assembly met the agreed aims. Focus on problem solving
The project allowed me and my group to focus on a specific area and analyse the current situation and, based on that analysis, we came up with suggested solutions that would help improve the profitability. Although we, as GMM students, focus on the company as a whole, it is important to be able to respond to and solve problems in a specific department. Anders H. Rasmussen, 25 years, GMM Engineer