In the December 2022 issue of ASKA MARKET NEWS No. 334, we introduced the evolved mold change application.
In this issue, we would like to introduce our review after its operation.
1. ASKA's Approach to Management of Mold Change Operations (Purpose)
First, I would like to introduce the purpose of ASKA's work management of mold changes.
As shown in the figure below, the purpose of ASKA's work management of mold changes is to provide time management in the workplace and motivational information for each individual.
2. Comparison Before and After the Introduction of Mold Change App
After introducing the mold change application, we began to focus on the "planning" part. We also began to plan more carefully, as shown in the figure below.
In addition, we are also reforming the workplace so that we can perform the PDCA cycle of the mold changeover operation in conjunction with the introduction of the mold changeover app.
※A manufacturing standard is a written standard for the replacement of molds for each product.
We are able to retrieve the numerical values of each job as data after the introduction of the mold change application.
For the issues that existed before the introduction of the app, we now analyze the data in a way that meets the needs, and visualization of individual results, such as achievements, has been realized.
3. Mold Change Time Review After Operation
Before and after the application, the average time for mold change was reduced by as much as 60 minutes.
The following three factors contributed to the success of the time reduction.
4. Issues After Operation of the App
We are now able to use the application to take measurements at each production site as a matter of habit.
Although we have been able to retrieve the data, we have not yet been able to use the data to improve the mold change process.
We plan to hold internal meetings and gather opinions from each plant to improve the mold change process.