Tuesday, 14 March 2017 10:31

Bridging quantity variations to maximise solar wafer output (2015)

Sun Edison (SE) is among the world top solar wafer companies with a production capacity of solar wafer exceeding 800 MW annually. SE faced a problem of daily plant finished goods (FG) of solar wafer packed did not tally with the reported machine output quantity. The high variance between the reported machine output with actual packed wafer quantity was rectified by using the methods of counting good wafer, loss of wafer and review on the rework flow.

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  • Best Practices Type Case Studies
  • Industry Manufacturing
  • Company Name Sun Edison (SE)
  • Geographical International
Tuesday, 14 March 2017 10:28

Reducing wastages in delivering Head Stack Assembly (HSA) components (2015)

An amount of USD1.2 million of WIP components was stored at the warehouse which would incur losses in space and inventory cost due to overabundance of HSA components. It was unnecessary to store HSA components in the warehouse as a new method was being introduced. This initiative enables HSA components to be sent straight to the next processes without having to go to the warehouse. A scanning system is also revised to ensure only good HSA components are fed into the next production line.

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  • Best Practices Type Case Studies
  • Industry Manufacturing
  • Company Name Western Digital (M) Sdn Bhd
  • Geographical Selangor
Tuesday, 14 March 2017 10:27

Simplifying hydrocarbon removal activity by using SMART skimmer (2015)

The Petronas Penapisan (Terengganu) had aimed to eliminate the difficulties in removing hydrocarbon at First Flush Pit. The second target was to achieve a cost reduction in time and manpower during the Oil and Gas (O&G) removal from RM1,800 per month to RM300 per month. The Innovative and Creative Circle (ICC) activities have successfully reduced the O&G in Industrial Effluent Treatment System (IETS) from 182 ppm to 98 ppm.

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  • Best Practices Type Case Studies
  • Industry Manufacturing
  • Company Name Petronas Penapisan (Terengganu) Sdn Bhd
  • Geographical Terengganu
Tuesday, 14 March 2017 10:24

Energy cost saving of MDF wood panel using LEAN (2015)

Segamat Panel Borad’s (SPB) core business is to produce high quality wood based thin panels (MDF and Particleboard) with various sizes in thickness. SPB is producing an average of 6,000m3 or nearly 2.5 million square metres per month of premium grade thin panel MDF that fulfills international standards. In the past years, one of the main problems found was on chipper wood production process. After the implementation of LEAN project, SPB is able to reduce lead time by 10 minutes for the change over time.

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  • Best Practices Type Case Studies
  • Industry Manufacturing
  • Company Name Segamat Panel Boards Sdn Bhd
  • Geographical Johor
Tuesday, 14 March 2017 10:11

Improvement in cycle time for output optimisation (2015)

Innovation always brought positive impacts to Sharp Manufacturing Corporation (M) Sdn. Bhd. (SMM) in terms of reducing cost of operations and defect rate, eliminating work inefficiency, improving quality and reducing wastages. The management had decided to reduce 30 percent of work-time wastages in one of the production processes. The new stencil method in bonding process was the initiative for resolving the problem of work-time wastages. From this initiative, SMM is able to produce 60,000 pieces within 16 days with an average of 21,360 minutes indicating a reduction of 55 percent in cycle time.

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  • Best Practices Type Case Studies
  • Industry Manufacturing
  • Company Name Sharp Manufacturing Corporation (M) Sdn. Bhd.
  • Geographical Johor
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