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Lean Assembly Line Layout Do’s and Don’ts

Flexibility and flow are critical to efficient assembly line design Optimizing flow and minimizing waste are two of the basic elements of lean manufacturing. Those concepts also play a critical role in laying out assembly lines. The way in which workstations and tools are arranged can affect ergonomics, productivity and throughput. Lean lines should accommodate increasing product variety without compromising quality or introducing waste into the process. Whether it’s a…

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How to Design a Lean Storeroom Layout for Your Job Shop: A Perfect 10 Methodology – Part 2

Developing a lean layout is as much of an art as it is a science. Therefore, it’s essential to engage your employees throughout the design and implementation process as described in the Part 1 article. That said, be cognizant not to develop plans exclusively based on brainstorming sessions or kaizen events. While layout design is not an exact science, adhering to fundamental principles and guidelines can lead to a lean…

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How to Design a Lean Storeroom Layout for Your Job Shop: A Perfect 10 Methodology – Part 1

Win By Losing If you’re looking to shed a few extra pounds, gain lean muscle and boost energy levels, there’s a plethora of trendy diets to choose from including, but not limited to, Atkins, Keto, Weight Watchers, Whole 30, Paleo, Intermittent Fasting, and Tom Brady’s Diet. Similarly, a growing trend among many proactive job shops is to create a slimmer, more efficient storeroom.   Much like diets, a lean system is…