Lean picking and kitting in practice
Unnecessarily long distances to walk or reach, sorting of materials, unpacking, and all in a less than ergonomic working position, cause losses in the value-adding process. Unnecessary routes and reaching distances, sorting and unpacking material in a less than ergonomic working position leads to losses in the value creation processes.
What is a set trolley ?
Many materials are picked for a downstream work process. Process efficiency depends on whether the worker has searched for the material from a "mountain" - or whether he recognises transparency at first glance. Transparent provisioning is the precondition for 100% added value in the process. The employee does not need to restack and search for material. The employee picks up the material that is first required for the activity from the transport means.
How is this process efficiency achieved?
Material is individually arranged on the trolley at ergonomic heights. Always in the same way - so that the repetition in the process generates a learning effect. Consciously or unconsciously, this repetition of the short reproducible reaching distances travels generates speed. Because different materials are involved, variable provisioning methods are required.
The set trolley: arrange numerous different materials in smaller batch sizes in a flexible and clearly arranged manner.
These features of the transport means also benefit picker and logistician. The repetition effect and the speed at which the material is loaded in the same place time and time again, achieved through the same arrangement.
4Dflexiplat - a great deal of successful practical experience has gone into this system.