Improving Efficiency of the Filling Line in a Dairy Industry
Moró Pérez, Eduardo
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In the dairy manufacturing company the efficiency of the juice filler line is around 53%. We are trying to improve it to around 70% or more. In this project we used the DMAIC methodology for process improvement. Through the first week of data observation a clear tendency is seen throughout the process. Those bottlenecks of the process are the full refrigerator, slow bottles flow and caser mechanism. A cause and effect and pareto charts were developed after a brainstorming with the operators and the mechanics. After those analyses it was found the root causes of the problems. A visual aid by the machines was proposed to increase communication between operator and mechanics. After the implementation the operators, mechanics and internal suppliers should receive continuous training using that new mechanism to report failures. It is also important to keep the process within the specifications to avoid the possibility of muda (waste). Key Terms ⎯ Dairy, DMAIC, Filler, Production.