Production Line of Renault Trucks

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The factory of Renault Trucks Vénissieux assembles the 6-cylinder engine blocks of 9 and 11L, which are routed to Sweden where the business unit of five brands of the Volvo Group is installed. The “main” engines (engine block, cylinder head, crankshaft, camshaft and crankcase) are performed by the Volvo Group's business units while the supply of other parts (the circuits of oil, gas, electric ...) is from 680 external suppliers.
The Engine of 9 and 11L of all the brands of Volvo Group operates in plant Vénissieux. The plant operates five days a week. The engine factory Vénissieux covers 10,000 m² and engine assembly operations are spread over two production lines, each 15 meters: the line ¾ and the line ¼.
Each piece assembled has a serial and manufacturing number, which is common to all suppliers of Renault Trucks, to ensure the traceability of engines and to facilitate communication between the various stakeholders. This system of EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) also allows the company to gain speed.
The causes of malfunction of an engine due to incorrect assemblage of the pieces can easily be identified and corrected in accordance with the Group's quality policy.
Workers have 3 or 4 roles at the same time in the Assembly line. On the main assembly line, several robots are very important. These robots perform tasks in such quality that it would be impossible to assign this task to a human being. They are checking the robots work very often to make sure their condition.
They use Automatic and Manual Kanban. For instance, when stock is low it automatically launches production.
The production line of the factory splits therefore into four stages: * Basic Line (line ¾): Installation of main parts * Painting engine * Final line (line ¼): Installation of the parts according to the commercial motor * Test cells Taking into…...

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