Plant Operations: Fastems

2018 IMTS Conference - Presentations

Wednesday 9/12: 9:00 to 9:55 a.m. / W192-A

July 6, 2018

Topic Track: Plant Operations
Session Topic: Agile Manufacturing – How to Produce a Lot Size of One Economically

Shortening life cycles and higher product customization are rapidly increasing complexity in manufacturing, bringing several new challenges for manufacturers.

Key topics:

  • How to answer constantly changing customer demands quickly
  • How to easily introduce a new part into the manufacturing stream
  • How to produce small lots economically, starting from a single lot of one

In this presentation we introduce an advanced manufacturing paradigm of agile manufacturing which allows production of small and changing lot sizes economically and quickly, including a lot size of one.

Fastems is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fastems Oy Ab, Tampere Finland. The company established its Cincinnati, Ohio area North American headquarters in 2006 as an independent integrator of flexible automation systems. Fastems currently employs about 350 people in the U.S., Europe, and Asia and has more than 4,000 systems installed worldwide.

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