Case Study: Major OEM Streamlines Production Utilizing AHW Kitting Solutions

A major US original equipment manufacturer (OEM) of aircraft seats, manages their production uniquely in that all their assembly lines are interchangeable and can run different productions down any line at any given time. However, with their repetitive and sizable volume of work, they were spending unnecessary labor hours walking to inventory storage locations to gather the parts they needed to build their assemblies. The OEM approached Aircraft Hardware West (AHW) to explore efficient ways for their staff to retrieve hardware and AHW concluded that kitting was the best solution. The first kit introduced into production was to support a legacy program at one of their US facilities. Prior to implementation, AHW conducted an on-site discovery of which parts were being used at every point of the production line down to aftermarket final assembly. Post discovery, AHW created the first sample kit, which comprised of sub kits, to support the [...]