AT is located in Akron, Ohio and produces sophisticated Test Equipment for companies, especially tire companies, using rubber and elastomers in their products, requested help developing a new layout and for their new manufacturing and headquarters facility. They also requested help planning and executing their move.
A new layout was developed based on Lean Principles to minimize inventory and minimize material and personnel travel paths was developed in AutoCAD. A 500 line PERT project plan was developed to manage move planning and move execution. Weekly project management meetings were rigorously held to ensure plan execution and resolve issues on a timely basis. The move was executed on time and on budget and the projected operating goals were achieved.
The facility has become a showplace for customer visits and productivity and capacity goals have been met.