Value added of the Kautex plants is now 90 percent – stocks could be reduced by half – times of the tools reduce by one-third of Hohr-Grenzhausen, February 04, 2010: through a loss-free provision of information that are related to the value chain, the IBS software solutions support lean management at Kautex. Use of IBS cockpit module for visualization can illustrated the loss types waste, variability and inflexibility and necessity taken immediately appropriate countermeasures in the sense of a continuous improvement process (CIP). A testament to the efficiency of the IBS software solutions is the Kautex Textron GmbH & Co.KG, work of Bavaria. The company won the automotive lean production Award 2008 in the category of international medium-sized businesses. The Kautex Textron GmbH & Co.KG is one of the leading suppliers of fuel systems made of plastic. The company is part of Textron Inc., 14 billion U.S.
$ Multi-million industry group with 37,000 employees in 29 countries. The company effectively uses its global network of aircraft -, industrial and financial operations, to assist its customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known worldwide for its strong brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna aircraft, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, Jacobsen and Textron finance. IBS solutions support lean management at Kautex, interview with Mark Reece, plant manager, Kautex Textron GmbH & Co.KG / factory Bavaria: at Kautex Mr Reece, which focus on the lean philosophy be applied? Kautex has been philosophy to the fore of its corporate strategy in particular four areas from the lean. One the so-called 5S-Bewegungen from the lean management has added teaching, Kautex internally to a sixth point, focus on the aspect of security is. 5s is a six-step approach to redesign and improve the existing employment.