> Automotive OEM’s paint shop operation.
This automotive company has operations around the world but the paint shop operation I will be focusing on has ties to their vehicles produced in the eastern parts of the United States and western parts of Europe.
Pain Points Summary:
> The simplified problem statement was that they needed to paint their vehicles in the most efficient manner while considering time and material constraints.
> The complex problem statement and scope from the customer:
We need to properly sequence our paint shop operation which is tasked with painting upwards of 10,000 vehicles a week, some two-tone, while considering our utilization of paint, solvents, water, labor resources, and of course the dealer delivery dates where expedited shipping should be limited to reduce overall costs to the company.