Case Study 1-10811
IET provided industrial engineering leadership and support to develop launch plans that showed how to make it happen.
A leading international automotive supplier of interior systems to OEM’s around the world
The customer’s launch manager selected IET to provide industrial engineering leadership as part of the site engineering team. IET guided facility-based engineers in executing the necessary tasks of data collection and validation, model integration, line balancing, part presentation, material storage analysis and plant layout.
In four weeks, IET presented a detailed layout for the molding / assembly facility that proved new programs could be accommodated with a brief, temporary use of external warehousing. This approach maintained all production resources in the current facility during the transition. In the sequencing facility, IET provided an analytical roadmap for developing an overall facility layout that could produce two very different cockpits in broadcast sequence. IET worked alongside the site engineering team throughout the process to ensure the resulting plan was thorough and accurate.