Kanban 2 Bin System For Alstom
Following on from Alstom Higher Openshaw closing and relocating their machine shop to Velden Engineering and as part of the partnership formed to reduce costs and assembly lead times; a delivery system direct to line side was formulated between both companies. We titled the delivery system as a KANBAN 2 Bin system. Before the introduction of this 2 bin system, kit parts were taken from central stores, placed into dedicated bin locations and on to kitting trolleys, which were then transported to the assembly area. These were then unpacked and placed in line side bins. This procedure was unsatisfactory as it increased the risk of damage due to handling and transport; it was time consuming and therefore inefficient.