Aerial Equipment – Universal Reservoir

Challenge

A leading producer of mobile aerial equipment work platforms, including boom and scissor lifts, needed to reduce its direct material costs of hydraulic reservoirs while improving delivery flexibility and lead-time.

Solution

Utilizing the Helical Program, Helgesen helped the customer realize a 19% savings by employing the following techniques:

  • 30% reduction in purchase part components, through applying part standardization techniques within the demand matrix tool-set.
  • 40% reduction in workcenters by implementing the product process simplification tool-set.
  • 68% increase in manufacturing throughput by applying R4 production streets.
  • 60% reduction in workcenter set-up by standardizing material types.

Printable Case Study (PDF)

Bridgport ManufacturingTelescopic Material Handling
Universal Hydraulic Reservoir