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Lean innovation by Bosch wins Award for Excellence

Hungarian methodology for sustainability

  • Fourth major industry accolade this year for Bosch power tool plant in Miskolc
  • Raising corporate efficiency and profitability
Lean innovation by Bosch wins Award for Excellence

Miskolc/Budapest – The fifth TRANSLOG Connect Congress, the premier regional event for the logistics, carriage and supply chain management industry, has just taken place in Budapest. Following the great success of previous years, the organisers, TEG The Events Group, once again presented the Award for Logistics Excellence. The award honours currently-operating logistics and supply chain management solutions that contribute to the development of the Central and Eastern European region. It is open to manufacturing, supply and trading companies. This year’s Award for Excellence went to Robert Bosch Power Tool Kft. of Miskolc. It was received by Péter Révay, chief financial officer of the Miskolc company, and by Melinda Mátó, logistics lean expert. The plant manager of the Miskolc power tool plant, Ansgar Lengeling, welcomed the award by saying, “Quality nowadays is not just a matter of the products, it has to involve the company as a whole. A key factor in maintaining the success of the Miskolc power tool plant over many years is its strong and fast-paced innovation capabilities. This shows up in the fact that nearly every month this year we have received another award or international accolade or successfully completed a project.”

Logistics á la carte
How can a plant’s production and logistics systems be transformed? How can internal material supply processes be redesigned? These and similar questions addressed by a project in the Miskolc power tool plant. A few years ago, the management realised that lack of space on the production shopfloor was the main limitation to corporate growth. Using their own newly-developed methodology, the Miskolc plant staff started by identifying the types of internal supply and logistic processes it needed, and then put these into action. In the new system, the number of queues arising from internal logistics problems has radically decreased, resulting in a major boost to the company’s efficiency and profitability. To free up production space, the project slimmed down production lines using the “lean line design” method, placing enormous challenges on the internal logistics system. It achieved reductions in production-line space by eliminating storage for large components. The project resulted in a 70% decrease in the space used for storing raw materials and an 82% increase in line productivity.

Tags: Award, Excellence, Bosch, lean, innovation, Hungarian, method, sustainable, sustainability, Miskolc, power, tool, plant

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