Microsemi Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Microchip Technology Inc. (Nasdaq: MCHP), offers a comprehensive portfolio of semiconductor and system solutions for communications, defense & security, aerospace and industrial markets.

Products include high-performance and radiation-hardened analog mixed-signal integrated circuits, FPGAs, SoCs and ASICs; power management products; timing and synchronization devices and precise time solutions, setting the world’s standard for time; voice processing devices; RF solutions; discrete components; enterprise storage and communication solutions

Company Name
Microsemi Ireland

Address

Gort Road Industrial Estate,

Ennis,

Co. Clare

Service Provider
RM Consulting

LeanPlus Project Objectives
  • Shipping process to be more robust & risk free
  • Streamline the picking & packing processes
  • Full electronic traceability
  • Reduce Cycle time in the Pick & Ship Process
  • Introduce paperless processing
  • Implement Auto label printing
Key Challenges
  • 23 step manual labour intensive process
  • Process is heavy on paperwork
  • Picking & Packing is labour intensive
  • Some of the traceability is in hand written log books
  • Parallel processes happening
  • Labour intensity of the Revenue Recognition process
  • Internal re-works due to human factors
Key Changes

Created an Internal database that collects information for 4 data sources and brings all the required information into one Database for use in Planning, Warehouse, Quality Control & Shipping.

Implemented 100% paperless processing for
– Planning
– Warehouse,
– Quality Control
– Shipping

Implemented Automated Label Printing across all lines in Production.

Implemented Barcode scanning on all production order routes.

Results
  • 100% Paperless Process implemented in Planning, Warehouse, Quality Control & Shipping
  • Processed steps reduced by 36%
  • One database implemented for 4 departments (all information is now in the one place)
  • Auto label printing implemented resulting in 85% reduction in human errors
  • Barcode scanning reduced the opportunity for errors when transacting lots on the production floor
  • Improved efficiency of transactions