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Industrial visit to samsonite, Nashik

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  • 1. Abhishek Dev- 02 Abhishek Singh- 03 Akshay Kumar- 06 Sri Harsha- 07 Amit Kumar-08 Rohit Koul-09 Sandhya G- 044 9/18/2013 1
  • 2. Samsonite Global :  Started in 1910 by Jesse Shwayder.  It was the first company to use metal in its luggage.  Quickly adapted to the changing needs of people.  Samsonite Group is one of the world's largest and most recognized designers and distributors in the luggage industry. About Samsonite 9/18/2013 2
  • 3. About Samsonite (continued..) Samsonite - Nashik Plant: Started its operations in 1996. Also known as Samsonite South Asia. Area – 730,000 square feet Occupancy – 200,000 square feet Satisfies 40% demand for the Asian Market. Good connectivity with the major cities. 9/18/2013 3
  • 4.  Vision: ‘To become one of the worlds' most highly regarded premium lifestyle travel brands.’  Tag Line: 'Life's a Journey‘  Product Portfolio: ◦ Samsonite ◦ American Tourister ◦ Cosmolite ◦ Timberland (bags only) ◦ Hartmann Luggage About Samsonite (continued..) 9/18/2013 4
  • 5.  Two methods for outer case production:  Injection molding & Compression Molding  Injection Moulding: Molten plastic (Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) forced into a mould cavity. Cooled & solidification into desired shape. Pressure created using hydraulic rams Aesthetic look & fast Manufacturing process 9/18/2013 5
  • 6.  Compression Moulding :  Thermoplastic sheet (PP CURV sheet- from Hungary) is heated (2500C-3000C) & pressed between two mould halves (1100C)  In Vacuum Compression moulding, with the help of suction, shapes are given to the sheet  3 random samples out of 100 are checked for strength, by dropping a pointed iron rod from the height of 1 meter. Manufacturing process (continued..) 9/18/2013 6
  • 7. Assembly Process Top & Bottom Shell Stitching PVC Strip Stitching Full Handle & wheel Top & Bottom Joining & Wheel Alignment Inspection & Cleaning Quality Checking 9/18/2013 7
  • 8.  Moving line assembly was used  Rollers were used to push the bags from one station to another after completion of work  Workers multi-skilled: As they would be rotated among the various assembly functions every week Assembly Process (continued..) 9/18/2013 8
  • 9.  Quality Tests: A demonstration of the following quality tests was arranged:  Handle Tests: 3500 Times: Tested by giving jerks to the handle for 3500 times in a loaded condition.  The Drop Test: -AT 0.9m: Dropping the bag 18 times on the ground at all corners and sides at atmospheric temperature from 0.9 m height. ( Done at -12 degree C for export to regions with extreme climatic conditions) Quality Tests on Random Sample 9/18/2013 9
  • 10.  The Tumble Test: 50 Revolutions & Obstacles: Tumbling the bag in a tumbler at 50 cycles in a loaded condition.  The Lock Test: Push & Release Cycles: Locks’ durability is checked by operating the lock for 15000 cycles in one go continuously.  Wheel Test: 32 KMs - Wheel is been carried for 32 kms in a loaded condition to check the wear and tear for wheels. Quality Tests on Random Sample (continued..) 9/18/2013 10
  • 11.  Packaging of finished goods into cartons is done.  Unique bar-coding is kept as per the regional destination and kept in the finished goods inventory.  Final quality check of the packaged goods is done.  Loading of the packaged goods into vehicle and vehicle is sent to the respective distribution centers. Dispatching 9/18/2013 11
  • 12.  The plant is ISO 9001-2000 Certified.  Inventory Turns = 12 per year.  Inventory Strategy: ◦ 30 Days: For Imported Raw Material ◦ 2 Days: For Local/Domestic Material  There was a reference on unique best practices as ◦ Bar coding system for inventory ◦ Automated material handling ◦ Heavy duty racks ◦ Unilateral flow system in manufacturing Highlights 9/18/2013 12
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