Case Study Variant Production
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In this special case, the pilot project consisted in optimizing a U-line with manual assembly of compressed air preparation devices with the help of the Manufacturing Execution System (MES) SAP Manufacturing Execution (SAP ME). An assembly line handles about 450 orders per day, of which around 90 % are customer-specified configurations. This means a lot size of 1 is nearly the rule.