Line Design and Implementation
In 2004, the Geesink Norba group in Emmeloord (NL) redesigned its production process. Two production lines for the main components of the Garbage trucks, ‘Bodies’ and ‘Tailgates’, have to be realised. Ergo-Design was asked to design and realise the new ‘Tailgate’ manufacturing process.
With a project scope ranging from analysis, concept and detailed layout design untill realisation and start, the goal was a takted Flow line based on the LEAN manufacturing vision. We used “Value Stream Mapping” (VSM) to achieve an optimal concept, together with the Geesink Norba-workers. We digitally visualised the results of the VSM in 3D in Delmia Process Engineer software. This gave everyone involved a good impression and valuable feedback for further improvements. After careful preparation, the realisation was completed in 3 weeks during the summer vacation.