Multiplex Manufacturing is a full-service parts manufacturing company serving Tier 1, 2 and 3 automotive suppliers, as well as aerospace, medical, and oil and gas industries. The facilities have more than 45 machines operating in over 20,000+ sq. ft. in two commercial buildings and the company employs over 40 employees throughout three production shifts. Multiplex is certified to the ISO 9001:2008 and ISO/TS16949:2009 Standards.
After assessing the facility and manufacturing processes, the research team was able to make four recommendations: 1. Set up a formal approach to track safety, people, quality, productivity and cost, with a countermeasure problem solving system; 2. Implement work place organization and a 5S program; 3. Install an Andon system to improve communication and productivity and 4. Reconsider its plant layout to improve process flow, reduce travel time and improve throughput.