Operational Excellence in Additive Manufacturing

Magnitude offers an open classroom training for clients who are willing to improve their production performance and productivity in a comprehensive way by following the ideas and well-proven approaches of operational excellence. Therefore, Magnitude has selected a set of methods and tools that are especially applicable to the specific needs of additive manufacturing (including Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing). By theoretical input and practical application in representative examples of the lean production environment, the best possible know-how transfer is assured.

Target group: Management, Process, Quality, Production Engineers
Format: 2 days, 100 % workshops


Process and machine performance

  • Fast Changeover (SMED) – minimizing the time gap between two building jobs
  • Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) – maximizing the technical availability of the machine for higher output
  • Value stream analysis and design – exploring the optimization potentials not only in production, but in the whole process chain from a customer order until job shipment
  • Standardized Processes (5S) – understanding the effective impact of standardization for higher quality and flexibility of the workforce


Production control and environment

  • Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) and Key Performance Indicators (KPI) – understanding how to systematically measure your process performance in order to identify improvement potentials
  • Leveling and Smoothening (Heijunka) production – procedures to improve processes of planning jobs and resources for improved cost efficiency
  • Factory Layout – minimizing losses in workflows and improving work safety


Continuous improvement mindset

  • Kaizen and elimination of losses – understanding the broad range of losses in your processes and learning how to implement a comprehensive mindset for continuous improvement
  • Shop floor management – visual management maximizes transparency of information and involves workers in problem solving
  • Methodical Problem Solving - Ishikawa, PDCA, A3-report are well-known methods to assure root-cause analysis and sustainable solving of problems for higher process quality and stability

With over 100 projects with OEMs, tier-1 suppliers and SMEs in Europe and North America completed, Magnitude has the experience to support clients in their production needs as well as understanding what their customers require in AM.

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e-mail: info@mgntd.co
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