saves $10 million through lean six sigma initiative
The Economic Times article about
MGBS Success in Vestas
Vestas Wind Systems A/S is a Danish manufacturer, seller, installer, and servicer of wind turbines. It is the largest in the world, but due to very rapid growth of its competitors, its market share decreased from 28% in 2007 to 12.5% in 2009. The company operates manufacturing plants in Denmark, Germany, India, Italy, Romania, Britain, Spain, Sweden, Norway, Australia, China, and the United States, and employs more than 20,000 people globally.
Revenue €6.920 billion (2010)
Operating income €310 million (2010)
Profit €156 million (2010)
Total assets €7.066 billion (end 2010)
Total equity €2.754 billion (end 2010)
Employees 20,400 (January 2012)
Unplanned Downtime at Wind Turbine UnitWe have:
Improved Turbine Monitoring and Surveillance
Increased availability of technical staff on 24-7 basis to address breakdown
Increased spare parts availability to address emergency part replacement
Created easier access to tools needed during breakdowns
This improvement plan has helped customer reduce unplanned downtime from 60 to 10 Hours/Month yielding a direct annual cost avoidance of US
$ 1.0 Million in the form of liquidated damages.
Wind Turbine Casting HUB Hole Drilling QualityWe have:
Reduced variation among the operator skills;
Held operational manpower accountable;
Trained operating team members use efficient tools to improve quality;
Taken steps to use a lower hardness for casting material of construction
Provided process information to help improve the drilling parameters
The improvement action plan has resulted in reducing defect rates from 12 % to 0.7 %, yielding a direct annualized benefit of about US $ 1.1 Million.
RevenueUS $ 82.55 billion (2011)
Operating incomeUS $ 15.81 billion (2011)
Net income US$ 11.79 billion (2011)
Total assets US$ 138.35 billion (2011)
Total equity US$ 68.00 billion (2011)
Employees 129,000 (2011)
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Improvement Action Plan was:
Run to production plan consistently
Develop color of polymer pellet to meet customer needs
Standardize SOP – 5 S across manufacturing floor
Match measurement systems between customer and vendor
Eliminate regrind in product processing mix
Justify new specifications based on new test method
Monitor test instrument performance for consistency
Ensure gauge accuracy and stability for qualifying product