“The deployment of the CONWIP approach within the Mechanics industrial unit has enabled us to bring our work-in-progress under control and to clarify the trajectories of the different references manufactured.
In terms of results, we have achieved a reduction in work-in-progress of around 30%, which has enabled us to ensure better control of our throughput times and, ultimately, to guarantee more reliable product output forecasts in line with customer needs.
From an organizational point of view, given the extent of the scope and the diversity of the business job shops, the SMARTWIP tool allowed us to obtain a global view of the work in progress on the shop floor while offering accessibility on each group/workshop with the possibility of personalized views allowing for better management of blocking points and bottleneck stations.
This tool appears today as a major focal point for all the contributors (Workshop, Supervision, Quality, Supply chain) in the achievement of a common objective: to ensure the output rate of the manufactured products in connection with the customer’s needs. “
Alexandre BILLY & Mélody ROBELET (Black Belt Safran)