One day meetings focussed on a specific topic.
LEAN MANUFACTURING IN THE LABELLING INDUSTRY AT PORSCHE LEIPZIG
On 26 March 2013 FINAT organised a workshop on lean manufacturing at the Porsche facility in Leipzig. ‘Lean’ is a production practice that considers the expenditure of resources for any goal other than the creation of value for the end customer to be wasteful, and thus a target for elimination. Lean manufacturing endeavours to increase efficiency, optimize workflow and decrease waste. In other words preserving value for the customer with less work, which fits perfectly in a company’s corporate responsibility as far as sustainability is concerned.
Implementing lean thinking and lean processes has brought significant advantages to many manufacturing industries. The experience from the automotive industry has demonstrated that lean methodology can bring a range of benefits, such as:
Improved quality and fewer defects
Increased manufacturing flexibility
Safer work environment
Improved worker motivation
Systematic detection of inefficiencies
From their longstanding experience with lean production practice, Porsche has established their own consultancy on this subject which serves a wide range of sectors including paper, printing and packaging,
The workshop contained presentations, simulations and a factory tour.