Using a recent case study as the basis of this presentation, the presenter will outline the tools and methodology used to start the journey towards standardization. With numerous sites across a global network of facilities, this may seem a daunting task. However, using a systematic approach and clear and consistent process mapping, the “as is” status can be clearly visualized, and opportunities for standardization identified.
Having identified these standardization opportunities, the presentation will look to the various vendor and industry standard options available, before outlining the solution chosen in this recent example. The main benefit that the case study will highlight is the simplification of the assembly designs so they can easily be used across different sites and/or processes, with an overall reduction in the number of Stocking Keeping Units (SKUs) in the overall network.