LCIA: That bit smarter, a whole lot better

Improvement in productivity

A higher average productivity per employee. Although we all share this aim, only a few actually succeed in achieving it. Companies that have applied LCIA have achieved increases ranging from 30% to as high as 80% within a period of a few years simply by organising their respective assembly processes in a way that is that bit smarter.

Improvement in capacity utilisation

Imagine that assembly cells A and B both use machine X. In such cases, two machines are often purchased that are subsequently not in operation for half the time. LCIA enables you to use the downtime of line A to operate the machine for line B. Rather than two machines, you therefore require only a single machine X that is continuously in operation, which in turn significantly improves its return on investment (ROI).

Improvement in flexibility

LCIA enables you to fabricate several products in a single assembly cell with minimal change-over times. You can adjust assembly capacity to demand simply by deploying additional operators while retaining efficiency. This capability makes your line and capacity considerably more flexible, which puts you in a better position to respond to changing customer demand.

Lot quantity reduction

Due in part to greater flexibility, it will no longer be necessary to operate on the basis of large lot quantities. You will therefore no longer need to maintain large quantities of intermediate stock and end products, and will thereby save space and money. LCIA enables you to produce and deliver the exact quantity required at the right time.

Improvement in quality

LCIA removes errors from your processes through the standardisation of production steps and the introduction of so called fail-safes, which are systems, automated or otherwise, that ensure that all assembly steps are completed with 100% certainty and without error. By means of visual aids like pick-to-light, fixations and automated checks, the number of rejected end products or those in need of reworking are reduced to zero and quality is increased to 100%.

Improvement in employee satisfaction

Working more intelligently also means working more pleasantly. Your employees will no longer have to look for materials and parts, and will intuitively know which steps they must complete. In addition, they will no longer be frustrated by the reworking of products, which means that they will have more time and energy to think about how the process can be further improved. LCIA ensures a proper balance between man and machine and makes optimal use of their respective positive points.

Sustainability

The high degree of standardisation of your assembly process safeguards the productivity, quality and flexibility levels achieved in a sustainable way, even in the case of increased market demand or product diversity, or if new employees must be deployed.

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