Long lead time between the end of the assembly process and the start of the packaging process. The cause was primarily due to deviations and errors in batch documentation. Leading to lost capacity on the packaging lines and worst-case delay to the patients.
First step was to identify the project team, the ambassadors for the solution. On the assembly line the batch documentation was hung on the wall, divided into process steps. A plan for dedicated review employees was a part of the daily board. Parallel with the assembly process the batch documentation was reviewed and errors corrected on the line
50% reduction of lead time between assembly and packaging was obtained. In addition, a significant higher RFT for the batch documentation , since the errors was corrected on the spot. Reduction of human related deviations because the incidents could be corrected on the line.
First step before digitalization of batch review.