Monday, June 28, 2010

COMPACT Introduces Lean Manufacturing System

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COMPACT focuses on Lean Manufacturing System in order to create added value products for its customers.

Napco Composite Packaging Technology (COMPACT) has recently introduced Lean Manufacturing System in order to increase the printing process efficiency. The system, which focuses on visual controls, makes the printing process and machine parameters more visible. COMPACT is a composite packaging film manufacturer in Dammam, Saudi Arabia.

Visual controls simplify management and ensure that problems and deviations from standards are visible to all the team. In addition, these controls display the progress status of operations in an user-friendly format.

This project is currently running on printing machines as an initial phase for implementing on other production machines at the Dammam-based facility in Saudi Arabia.
COMPACT team is currently inputting weekly data and is anticipating a fully-automated system that begins in conjunction with the coming Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system.

The new visual control system displays Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) of the operators on the machines and acts as a motivation tool for the production operator to better enhance his productivity and reduce his downtime by clearly displaying figures he worked on to all the section's team and to the next-shift operator on the same machine.

In the future, alongside with the KPIs, the visual control system will include live speed, live downtime and the machine schedule.

About Lean Manufacturing System
Lean manufacturing, also known as lean production, is a production practice that considers eliminating any expenditure of resources that has a goal other than the creation of value for the end customer.

This process management philosophy derived mostly from the Toyota Production System
in the 1990s.

Reference: Wikipedia

Contact Information
Napco Composite Packaging Technology Ltd. (COMPACT)
2nd Industrial City, Street #133
Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
PO Box 31646
Al Khobar 31 952

Tel: +966-3-812-1244
Fax: +966-3-812-1322

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