> Production Logistics.
'Stop Start' logistics is probably the most effective way to optimise production logistics costs, because you only carry the overhead for minimum capacity. When production exceeds your set minimum volume, you 'pay as you go,' at an agreed fixed rate. Helping you keep assembly costs to a minimum, maintain production logistics lead time KPI's, while delivering a controlled flow of parts to the line.
Next-generation logistics solutions
- 360 onsite logistics audit & assessment
- Optimise current process and eradicate waste
- Identify 'next generation' transition needs
- Provide change management solutions
- Targeted micro projects approach
- Shared risk and rewards contracts
- Performance ROI guarantee
- Outsource your biggest headaches
- Help manage your transition challenges
It starts with a conversation - get in touch!
Simplifying and accelerating your manufacturing agility, with flexibility built in. Enabling you to adapt and evolve with the demands of this fast-changing new world of future mobility.
The most critical aspect of internal logistics in automotive assembly manufacturing, is the time critical supply of parts and support activities, keeping the production line moving. Managing the internal logistics of key parts, from your different inbound warehouses - pre and sub assembly activities, and transporting the parts directly to the point of assembly. Allowing production to flex with changes in volumes, whilst being adaptive enough to facilitate customised products, and responsive order fulfillment.
Production logistics incorporates all supporting operations within the plant, from goods received and stored via inbound logistics, to order prep, to line feed product storage management. Providing a highly customised, integrated assembly line manufacturing logistics solution - on a 'pay as you go' basis, definitely gives you an edge.
Turn change into an advantage and rethink how 'Stop Start' logistics can become your strategic advantage.
Assembly and pre-assembly operations
Assembly and pre-assembly operations can benefit your production line in multiple ways. It saves time during final assembly, it reduces the potential for errors, and saves space line side as fewer components need to be stored. It simplifies the production assembly line and optimises output.
Production line feed
The most critical aspect of internal logistics in automotive assembly manufacturing, is the supply and support of production lines.
The internal logistics processes supporting the production line, need to be agile enough to flex with changes in volumes. Whilst adaptive, to facilitate customised products and responsive order fulfilment.
On production lines we work on - customers can make changes and choose options up until the production sequence is fixed - this is just six days before assembly!
Production adjustable just-in-time (JIT) warehouse
Approximately 25,000 separate parts are needed to make a car, and many of these are built from various components. Managing the multiple inbound deliveries, storing the components and having the technology, people and processes to pick and deliver the right parts, at the right time is essential to the line feed.
The 'Just in Time' (JIT) principle, is based upon only carrying the necessary amount of product, managing production adjustable supply means highly optimised processes.
Helping you to achieve the highest possible efficiency through production adjustable warehouse solutions.
Kitting & Light assembly
Kitting is the process of picking and delivering all of the required components required for the assembly of a given product.
Kits are assembled quickly and accurately and are delivered to the next stage of production at the right time. Assembling kits in this way is also known as ‘offline kitting.’ If your assembly line is overcrowded and the addition of more parts seems impossible, maybe we can simplify production and implement a supported Part Kitting and Sequencing cell.
Kitting eliminates your line-side clutter, reduces waste and space – why not get a free evaluation of your line feed processes?
Line side stock optimisation
Keeping the production line running smoothly, whilst reducing inventory costs by lowering overstocks. Streamlines line side replenishment, free's up space and makes your line side operations more efficient.
How we work with you
You may have identified a specific problem area or simply feel something could be improved and need a general review.
If you like what we suggest, you’ll get options on how you can move forward. Typically this is working on a fully costed smaller project with a performance guarantee. This means you can see how we work, and gauge the results for yourself at zero risk.
The first step is a free audit – we want to understand your business – if we can add value, we’ll tell you where, how much and the projected ROI.
Here’s how the 360 onsite logistics audit and assessment works!
Put us to the test, what have you got to lose?
Contact us for a FREE ‘on site' logistics audit – carried out under a non disclosure agreement - our findings will be reported in full confidence and will provide a detailed analysis of where savings and improvements can be made.
There’s only one condition - you must be UK based and be operating in the automotive sector, with a head count of around 25 - 30 or more operating in logistics roles.