QUALITY TASKFORCE


CLIENT

Continentals Global Procurement Organization

SITUATION

One of Continental’s major semiconductor vendors has been affected during the series of earthquakes in April and August 2016 in Japan. WIP-materials and Front-End (FEOL) equipment has been affected and buffers emptied leading to production interruption at Continentals global manufacturing plants and OEMs.

NATURE OF SERVICE

TaskForce Program Management, Business Process Assessments, Business Process Consulting

DELIVERABLES

  • Assess Production Scheduling, Capacity Planning and Operational Processes, map Business Processes
  • Identify opportunities for immediate production yield improvements
  • Execution of PDCA Implementation Cycles to reduce performance fluctuations
  • Execution of Project Management to eliminate Information System and Process Discrepancies
  • Improve Wafer Mix, Implement additional FEOL tools for bottleneck toolgroups, monitor KPI’s


RESULTS

  • Improved Wafer Mix

  • Implementation of additional FEOL tools for bottleneck tool groups

  • Improved Production Planning/Scheduling

  • Reduction of Waste

FACTS

  • Location

    Tokyo, Kumamoto, Mito (Japan)

  • Duration

    3 months

  • Team

    1 Program Manager
    1 Supply Chain Manager
    3 Supplier Quality Manager
    1 Manufacturing Specialist Semiconductor

  • Project Sponsor

    CEO

REFERENCES

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