Bodyshop Ramp-Up and Redesign at Toyota
Bringing a Body in White Factory at Its Full Potential After the Introduction of a New Car
A new platform is introduced in an existing factory to produce a new car model. The factory has an excellent yield before the introduction of the new platform. The implementation of changes leads to a drastic loss of factory efficiency. Thanks to a vigorous campaign of kaizen, the factory regains a sizable portion of efficiency yet remains far from its OPR (Operation Production Ratio) target.
The client contacted us with the following request:
- Can the current factory structure achieve our efficiency OPR target?
- If not, what are the changes needed to this end?