Tyre Manufacturer

Tyre Manufacturer

A fully owned subsidiary of Japan Rubber Company, which is a leading name in the global Off-Highway Tires business. The Company develops, manufactures, and retails agricultural, forestry, construction, industrial, material handling, mining, and off road automotive tires.

Problem Statement

Around 10 sections in the plant were occupied with racks for the storage of spacers for a drum inventory of 4050 set. The racks were 7.5mtr x 3mtr x 3mtr in size utilizing NVA space in the plant and faced following problems.

  • Drums spacers are stored in horizontal rack
  • Stored in various locations
  • Occupied huge area
  • Searching time is more
  • Not easy to track & makes operator fatigue.

The Solution

To reduce the FSI of the plant in terms of storage by accommodating vertical storage system. We had installed the following Vertical lift module in order to easy & quick access of spacers for a drum inventory of 4050 sets.

ITEMS DESCRIPTION (in mm)
Tray Size 2440 X 865 X 55 (W X D X H)
Height of machine 9500
Machine Foot print 2770 X 3170 (W X D)
Number of Trays 25 / machine
Vstore Solution
Vstore Solution

Benefits to the customer

After implementation, direct impact can be seen with space as well as drum change time which was reduced by average 4hrs due to reduction of searching time and following advantages was observed.

  • Less area engaged & Easy handling.
  • Less retrieval time which leads reduction in Drum change time.
  • Products Stored in specified location hence can avoid product mix-up.
  • Easy update inventory with ERP system.
  • Maintained 5S.
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