Lean picking for U-line and flowline
The main savings potential is to be found in transportation and the provision of material and information. Materials are often not provided in line with what the following process requires. When seeking added value, the ancillary processes cannot be overlooked.
Internal customersWhen it comes to internal customers, the Company passes the handling of external customers to its employees Employees. Every department Department considers the colleagues who take their Service services to (internal) customers. When this industrial culture unfolds from a process perspective, efficiency in the Company improves. "Why does the downstream work step need my material" becomes the leading principle of the action. It is not only the time and place at which the components are provisioned that are important. The composition (picking unit, material set, etc.) and the provision position (height, position, ...) is also a key aspect. If a component is delivered to the correct working position, the downstream process does not require any additional reaching for the materials. For the proceeding work step, the way in which the part is position is often unimportant. Waste is avoided for the internal customer – productivity is increased.
This places greater demands on the transport and provisioning means. Internal customers need their material in the working position arranged clearly and separately. Because the materials and work processes are different, the transport units also have to be different. Flexibility and sustainable installation with the provisioning specifications is required.
Reduce the complexity of your transportation by opting for a single system; a modular means of transportation, which can serve as both a logistics vehicle and an assembly area. It is an intelligent solution which integrates workflow and avenues within the production chain. 4Dflexiplat supplies material at an ergonomic height or is used for gathering it. This makes the transportation system an indispensable tool for your processes.
And what's more, this approach can easily be transferred to the office. "Why does the downstream process need the information?" is the typical question.