Manufacturing strategy and operations optimization – Savaria
The Laval plant is a leading manufacturer of wheelchair accessible vans and is located in a 54,000 square feet plant. The layout and organization of the work were not optimal and production capacities needed to increase by 50% for fulfill upcoming sales growth. Savaria retained the services of Progima to redefine the industrial strategy and implement the action plan required to meet the production objectives.
A second assembly line has been added in the same space allowing an increase in capacity of 50%. Multiple improvement initiatives also allowed to eliminate non-value-added operations and functional irritants leading an increase in productivity.
Savaria is a global leader in accessibility and manufacture products that help people maintain their personal mobility.