Process analysis boosts productivity of sterile production line

An elaborate process analysis, conducted by NNE, helped Fresenius Kabi Austria to optimize its manufacturing line for sterile products filled in glass bottles of different sizes and facilitate modifactions on a continuous basis.

When Fresenius Kabi Austria needed to increase the productivity and output of an existing sterile production line, it looked for a technical consultant that shared its comprehensive take on problem solving. The company chose NNE for our detail-oriented and personal approach.

Taking every angle into account

Maximizing the productivity potential of this manufacturing line involved more than just a look at technical measures. Changes to organizational factors also had to be addressed. NNE performed a detailed analysis of the process and supporting utilities in order to identify improvement potential. The next step covered the definition of appropriate measures for how to eliminate bottlenecks and to realize the increase in productivity of the line.

Teamwork delivers proven improvements

Working closely with Fresenius Kabi Austria, the NNE team developed a final package of measures comprising organizational changes and technical improvements to get the optimal solution. A straightforward simulation demonstrated the efficiency of the measures and the expected improvements. The comprehensive study supported Fresenius Kabi Austria in planning step-by-step modifications to increase the capacity and output of its manufacturing line – now and in the future.

Quick facts


Fresenius Kabi Austria GmbH



Project duration

Sep. 2006 – Oct. 2006

Services provided

Detailed process analysis, preparation of a package of measures, development and presentation of outcome simulation