- A Tauber student intern team worked on-site in an Eestron factory. Their project was sponsored and supported by Switchco, whose new Picard product was in the early stages of ramp-up in the Eestron factory. They found that bottlenecks in the testing area and low yields in the press fit area were the major capacity constraints that threatened the pace of ramp-up for the new product line being built there.
SwitchCo B: Implementing Tools and Analytics for Manufacturing Improvements
by: Eric Svaan
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