Sunwind A.B. supplies interior trim (floor-lids) to Volvo Car company from its Sdve plant. The newly appointed Managing Director is faced with capacity and quality problems on one hand and plant closure on the other. he is convinced that the successful implementation of the just-in-time, sequenced delivery of floor lids directly onto Volvo’s 700 series assembly line at its Torslanda plant, only 8km distant, would guarantee not only the viability of the Sdve plant but also provide Sunwind with a sorely needed competitive advantage within Sweden’s car trim industry. Participants are asked to develop an action plan for implementing the just-in-time sequence delivery of floor lids to Volvo. This requires the analysis of current operations and making recommendations for change consistent with the just-in-time approach.
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