Key topics in HV/LV shop floor management - an introduction to the EuroLean/QRM project.
Erlend Alfnes - Department of Production and Quality Engineering, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway
This presentation gives an overview of key topics in High-Variety/Low-Volume shop floor management. We will give an introduction to the EuroLean/QRM project, funded by EU, by which we want to support the Operations Manager of the future. HV/LV shop floor management is characterized by variations and uncertainty. Standard lean methods are not easy to apply in such environments. The challenges of applying standard lean methods in HV/LV will be addressed, and lean methods that are more suitable for HV/LV will be reviewed. The implementation of some of these methods are illustrated through case examples.