Streamlined processes for new facilities
Nordex SE is a manufacturer of wind turbines, with production sites in Rostock (north-eastern Germany), China, and Jonesboro (USA). The company employs more than 2,400 staff at the various sites.
The management decided to convert the production method in Rostock to assembly line production. All the processes in the pre- and main assembly areas were organized in a pull-flow context, and the plant equipment was adapted accordingly. These processes also needed to be transferred to the simultaneously built factory in Jonesboro, USA, and additionally adapted to the local conditions, including customization of the related workstations and equipment.
io consultants’ task was to plan the entire plant structure and layout for the Jonesboro plant and to carry out the overall project management of all internal and external factors related to the project. io consultants synchronized the workstations, specified the equipment necessary for the assembly line production, monitored the deliveries of all suppliers to the US site, and contributed to the process documentation for the US plant. The US Nordex team was involved in all planning activities, and was thus provided an interactive introduction and training to prepare them for their future tasks.