One-piece flow production cannot be implemented due to the high retooling workload involved in using extrusion tools. Products are manufactured in stock, from where customers regularly call up their quotas.
The setup and start-up times within the industry play a key role in the amortisation of extrusion tools.
The half-life of extruded product geometries is becoming shorter due to rapidly growing customer and market requirements (e.g. ecological balance, handling, raw material prices).
New tools need to be produced for new products and put into operation in ever smaller intervals.
The shorter the setup and start-up times,
and the faster the tools are amortised.
In collaboration with Production, the following activities are implemented for setup in accordance with Lean SMED:
Similar to the setup, the following activities are implemented for start-up in accordance with Lean SMED: