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JIT - Mahindra & Mahindra

JIT - Mahindra & Mahindra

M&M wanted to implement JIT at their main plant in Nasik as they were aware of the fact that JIT approach will help them to operate with minimal levels of inventory. Their business objective was to make all our suppliers active participants" in the production process. They wanted that the suppliers should be "enabled" to know of any change in the whole production process and at the same time contribute actively. This was necessary to reduce the time-to-respond to a situation and help "just-in-time" approach in the production process

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Objective

  • Make all our suppliers active participants in the production process.
  • Suppliers should be able to know of any change in the whole production process and at the same time contribute actively.
  • Update to best practices for supply strategies for 400 vendors, 150 vehicles per day and 1100 parts
  • Improvement of the replenishment efficiency
  • Reduction of stock at the assembly line favoring a flexible manufacturing
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VSS Service

Concept planning for JIT and supply chain including definition of load units and their arrangement at the assembly line, definition of the replenishment trigger concept, design of stores and handling equipment and review of the method of supply from vendors Implementation of the proposed concept

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Solution

Modular standard metal containers and totes based on Indian truck dimensions. Load units ergonomically presented to the workers 25 JIT parts identified (supplied in sequence), two-tier shelving system for totes with dynamic allocation and picking, containerized supply from local vendors with round pick up

Reduced personnel and replenishment lead time; improved manufacturing flexibility

Benefits

  • By making our suppliers participant in the 'just-in-time" method of production, they could maintain the least inventory level.
  • Suppliers could see real time the status of the supplies, bill settlement and host of other parameters.
  • All active participants of a process, for instance, the process from a supplier to the dealer can handle change management with the help of a particular solution and a defined process.
  • Set up times are significantly reduced in the warehouse. Cutting down the set up time to be more productive allowed the company to improve their bottom line to look more efficient.
  • Having employee focused on specific areas of the system allowed them to process goods faster instead of having them vulnerable to fatigue from doing too many jobs at once and simplifies the tasks at hand.
  • Increase emphasis on the supplier relationships