Dürr Supplies Faster Production and Flexibility to Lockheed Martin With FAStplant® Introduction
Imagine you’ve just started production in your newly remodeled assembly plant, and news comes that production of the existing models will be cut 30% and another completely different variant will need to be accommodated. Scenarios like this are a nightmare for the facilitation of lean principals, but a common occurrence in the automotive industry. Unfortunately, it also seems that the higher the production rate, the more specialized the infrastructure needed to keep up. Dürr’s FAStplant® was originally conceived to help automotive OEM’s cope with changing production demands by offering a material handling system for final assembly that is highly reconfigurable and independent of the building layout. After successful implementation at a number of automotive sites FAStplant® has been re-invented for use in the Aerospace industry.