Robust Engineering and Planning Prove Vital to Redesigned Car Launch

Challenge: A U.S. automotive OEM customer's redesign of one of its car models required Comprehensive Logistics to re-engineer our 640,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing-support facility. This changeover needed to be completed in five weeks.

Solution: After developing a 400+ item master plan, we: • Analyzed data for 2,500 part numbers; • Engineered a layout that met both operational and materials-management requirements; • Built out the outgoing car model; • Engineered new sub-assembly processes; • Dismantled sub-assembly lines, removed visuals, scarified the concrete floor, and removed gantries and overhead cranes; • Worked with integrators to design and build new sub-assembly lines; • Reinstalled visuals, conduit, and wires; cleaned, relabeled, and hung signage; and painted new floor lines, in accordance with the new layout; • Ensured that the new sub-assembly equipment and systems operated to specifications.

Results: The changeover was completed three days ahead of schedule and under budget. Operations launched on time, meeting all manufacturing-support requirements for the OEM’s new car model.

About the Solution Provider: Comprehensive Logistics is a premier third-party logistics provider of warehouse management, contract manufacturing, and shuttle, yard, and transportation management services for OEMs and Tier-1 suppliers. The company’s solutions are driven by an innovative mindset, highly engineered processes, control methodologies, the application of advanced technologies, and operational excellence.



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