Optimizing delivery time by a pull-kanban system implementation
Leadership and people's participation and commitment were key throughout this lean transformation project.
Seinsa is dedicated to the manufacture of technical rubber elements for brake parts. It provides:
- Parts and repair kits for brake assemblies, clutches, transmissions, steerings and shock absorbers.
- Any other element of car repairs and general pieces of rubber, thermoplastic, as well as complementary metal elements.
Founded in 1972 in a small village in Navarra, the company has become a European benchmark in the world of automotive aftermarket parts, diversifying its products and services.
In recent years, the company has grown sales by some 30% annually, a situation that has affected the service level and the process capacity.
The scope of the project was the deployment of a pull system in their facilities in Navarra that would help the company to reduce delivery times. The specific objectives of the improvement actions carried out were:
- Reduce delivery time by 50%
- Eliminate unnecessary movements of products
- Optimize floor space
- Standardize the preparation of MOs
- Streamline packaging process
Behind the progress of this lean transformation project, we highlight three key elements:
- The creation of a multidisciplinary team (quality, engineer, logistics, production, administration) where different approaches and needs converge
- Members’ involvement from top to down
Increase in the packaging process capacity
Transportation and movements