Airbus Helicopters strives to provide the most efficient helicopter solutions to its customers who serve, protect, save lives and safely carry passengers in demanding environments.
Airbus Helicopters increased efficiency in dual component filler kit use by improving expiration time labelling.
Challenge: Increase expiration time labelling efficiency
Airbus Helicopters was facing inefficiencies in expiration time labelling for dual component filler kits in its Airplane Doors department. Expiration times were added manually on preprinted labels with a variety of designs to fit the wide range of fillers in use.
Different mixtures are prepared simultaneously, each with different expiration times, and the manually completed labels sometimes proved inaccurate, fillers solidified, and needed to be mixed anew. Expert workers also needed to look closely to check expiration times, which could also result in loss of time and material.
Airbus wanted a solution to significantly increase the efficiency of dual component filler kit expiration date labelling, using a lean, minimal setup and 1 label only.