IMPROVING PRODUCTIVITY OF HST WINDOWS MANUFACTURING PROCESS IN THE MTO SYSTEM

1 MICHLOWICZ Edward
Co-authors:
2 SMOLIŃSKA Katarzyna
Institutions:
1 AGH University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Robotics, Cracow, Poland, EU
2 AGH University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Robotics, Cracow, Poland, EU
Conference:
7th Carpathian Logistics Congress, ALEXANDRA WELLNESS HOTEL, Liptovsky Jan, Slovakia, EU, June 28th - 30th 2017
Proceedings:
Proceedings 7th Carpathian Logistics Congress
Pages:
93-99
ISBN:
978-80-87294-74-1
ISSN:
2694-9318
Published:
30th November 2017
Proceedings of the conference were published in Web of Science.
Metrics:
402 views / 170 downloads
Abstract

If a company is to generate profit it must actively react to the changing demands of the market. In order to meet current customer demands a company must make sure it is adhering to the 7R rule. With the modern market however, meeting this single condition may not be sufficient to maintain competitiveness. It is becoming increasingly common for today`s client to expect a product precisely matching his requirements (or personalized). This forces companies to create/design flexible processes and abandon MTS (Make to Stock) in favour of MTO (Make to Order). The company model discussed in this article specializes mainly in the production of windows, doors and window blinds. In the special products section, the client may influence the final look and functionality by choosing features such as shape, dimensions or accessories of the manufactured stock. This is a 100% custom production. One of such products is the HST Hebe-Schiebe-Tur window. A significant increase in demand forces changes leading to an improvement of the production process. A simple analysis allowed for the processes to be uniformized to a degree and to devise a new work-system organization proposal.

Keywords: cellular structure, Make-to-order

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