BOSCH Hinges and Metal is an SME company in The Netherlands employing 30 people. It is a manufacturer of custom engineered hinges and metal constructions for shop interiors. The character of the company is that of high mix, low volume production. BOSCH competes on speed. Short delivery times and high delivery reliability are essential to satisfy its customers. Per year more than 3000 custom engineered/ custom made orders are being produced.





BOSCH is a best practice in Lean and QRM for job shop type operations. It has taken the Lean route since 2004 and made a paradigm shift towards QRM in 2007. In 2008 BOSCH was the first company in The Netherlands to use Polca as its shop floor control system. Since then the Polca system has been refined and digitalized by BOSCH, resulting in PROPOS job shop (shop floor) control software. BOSCH has implemented the pillars of QRM throughout its organization: workcells in production, office cells and self steering teams.


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