46% improvement, $200,000 in annual savings

George Strydom
Production Flow Manager
Atlas Copco

Problem statement

The rod production had specific bottlenecks in the manufacturing line that required immediate attention for improvement. There were multiple areas where the production line could improve in order to increase capacity.


 Improve the throughput capacity by at least 30% with process improvements and reduce PK cost by 10 – 20% per piece


 46% improvement in the Rodline production and approximately $200,000 in annual savings