Thomas Built Buses, Inc.
Increased Production in addition to Reduced Costs: American School Bus Manufacturer Thomas Built Buses Back on the Road to Success
Production is running more efficiently than ever before at the legendary American school bus manufacturer
With the extremely ambitious target of increasing production by 25 percent while also reducing hours per unit (HPU) by 5 percent, US school bus manufacturer Thomas Built Buses presented a real challenge to Ingenics Corporation, the American subsidiary of Ingenics AG, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. Nevertheless, the challenge was overcome with great success and in record time.
- Observations in different line segments to identify and eliminate non-value added time
- Logistics optimization towards lean principles
- All line segments are balanced to the new tact time
- In total about 353 min. of potential cycle time reduction were detected during observations
- HPU were reduced by 9,7%