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 CAF LSO Makes First Supplier Visit

DATE: Will be calculated from "Release Start Date" field.

​CHONGQING - Under guidance of the APA LSO, APA TVM team and CAF TVM team and in cooperation with the CAF Buyer team, CAF Cost Estimator team and supplier team, CAF LSO team successively finished the first supplier visit at Benteler Chongqing plant.

Benteler Chongqing Plant was established in December 2010, which mainly made hot-forming parts and chassis parts for CAF and FAW-VW, VOLVO, etc. and currently has 456 person staff. This time, we have two control parts: FLCA (front low control arm) and RLA (rear low arm). Benteler headquarters and the Asia center team hosted this workshop.

During the three days (March 19 to March 21) at Benteler Chongqing plant, Douglas led CAF LSO team through all manufacturing processes. We measured cycle time with stop watches and counted all semi-manufacture goods station by station.

We went from welding cell to painting line and assembly line. Meanwhile, we practiced Ford global LSO tools such as process analysis, performance to TAKT, OEE, JPH, MUD, Value Chain Analysis, etc.

Additionally, CAF LSO team actively learned how to perform a visit and discovered and discussed the lean opportunities during the site visit.

For example, after our team finished line balance analysis, man-machine analysis and layout analysis for robot welding cell, we found an opportunity to release one operator and to increase JPH from 77 to 99 by utilizing the idle time of operators.

In the end, we totally captured 15 cost saving opportunities related to two control parts with open support of the Benteler global team and effort of the whole CAF team.

We expect a brilliant future for the CAF LSO team.
 
LSO Milestone in CAF
2012-10  CAF LSO (Lean Supplier Optimization) team found  
2012-11  APA LSO team conduct classroom training 
2013-1   CAF LSO work process aligned with Purchase LSO
2013-3   CAF LSO team visit first supplier-Benteler Chongqing Plant
 
长安福特LSO首次供应商拜访纪实
在亚太TVM,亚太LSO团队和长安福特的TVM团队的帮助和辅导下;在与采购团队,成本评估团队和供应商团队的通力合作下,长安福特LSO团队还是成功地完成了第一次供应商拜访---本特勒重庆工厂。
 
本特勒重庆工厂建立于2010年12月,主要为长安福特,一汽大众,沃尔沃等客户提供热成型件和底盘件,目前有456员工。这次主要关注两个零件:前下控制臂和后弹簧臂。本特勒总部和亚太中心团队来重庆支持这次活动。
 
从3月19日到3月21日这三天对本特勒重庆工厂的访问,Douglas带领长安福特LSO团队走过所有生产流程,在车间一站一站地使用秒表测量节拍,清点所有在制品的数量,从焊接单元到喷漆线再到装配线。同时我们实践了福特全球的LSO工具包括流程分析,拍绩效,OEE(综合设备利用率),JPH(每小时产出),MUD(材料利用率),价值链分析等。在现场访问过程中,长安福特LSO团队在积极地学习的同时也发现并参与讨论现场的精益改进机会。以机器人焊接线为例,在团队完成线平衡、人机联合分析和布局分析之后,我们发现机会,即通过充分利用操作工的等待时间,可以实现节省一个操作工并增加每小时的产出从77件到99件。最后,在本特勒全球团队的支持合作和整个长安福特团队的努力下,针对两个选定的零件,我们共发现了15个降低成本的机会。
 
在长安福特的荣光下,让我们一起期待CAF LSO团队辉煌的未来
 
长安福特 LSO里程碑:
2012-10  长安福特LSO团队成立
2012-11  亚太精益团队来长安福特培训
2013-1   团队与采购就工作流程达成一致
2013-3   长安福特LSO团队访问第一家供应商---本特勒重庆工厂


 
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4/4/2013 6:00 AM