Is your factory bursting at the seams with no relief in sight in the form of products being discontinued? Are new products or production equipment from other sites planned to be integrated into your existing production area?
You need to find ways to increase your productivity per unit shop floor space without making any major changes to the technical side of the production process. The obvious potential for saving space, such as unused areas or over-generously designed spaces, has already been exhausted. In this situation, it often helps to fundamentally review the factory structure and production process based on the eight guidelines of value stream design, with a special focus on product families. Using the two micro and macro layout design guidelines, we transform this information together with your employees into a layout plan that also takes productivity per space unit into account and improves it.