Manufacturing Execution System (MES) controls all assembly processes and ensures process control, complete traceability, quality gates and record retention. Quality First – Manufacturing Execution System (MES)
A cornerstone of LMS. VSM was used to understand current flow, identify waste and execute principles to eliminate waste and arrive at the optimum future state.
Plant Layout – Value Stream Mapping
Plant Layouts – Andon Systems Stopped module Materials Maintenance Production Quality Module Running Andon communication systems make abnormal conditions immediately visible and apparent. Response systems are developed and adhered to in order to assure quick response and resolution
Plant Layout – 1Pc Flow / Manage by Takt Time Decreasing line Takt time to coincide with customer’s Takt time. Reduce waste by building what is needed when it is needed.
Plant Layout – Level Loading / Line Balancing (Heijunka ) Heijunka allows the set up of robust flexible operations that optimize labor using strategic buffering and level loaded schedules to balance the work load.
Another cornerstone of LMS. Right-sized containers is the key enabler of Lean Material Flow and effects the entire value stream. It ensures proper workstation design and layouts which optimizes value added labor, freight and protects product
Material Flow – Lean Containers & Packaging Understand The TRUE COSTS Of Incorrect Packaging
Value Stream We Must Understand The TRUE COSTS Of Incorrect Packaging Packaging Effects the Total Value Stream Material Flow – Lean Containers & Packaging Line Side Presentation Ergonomics Health & Safety Indirect Labor Transportation And Shipping Lost Cycles Material Flow Labor Efficiency Material Storage
Controls Inventory. Inventory costs and abnormal conditions are made visible and immediately dealt with.
Material Flow – Central Material Storage
Material Flow – Pull Systems (Kanban) Pull systems are employed to regulate production flow. Tuggers are used to deliver sequenced parts. This levels production, materials flow, operator flow and controls inventory