As a systematic way to increase efficiency and better please customers, lean principles run counter to traditional mass-production practices. Yet, they allow small and medium businesses to consistently increase quality while decreasing costs.
The 6 S system is a modified version of the Lean Manufacturing principle of 5 S. Developed by Taiichi Ohno, an industrial engineer for Toyota, Lean Production is a systemic method designed to optimize the efficiency of a business.
Lean manufacturing primarily focuses on eliminating waste of different kinds. Let us look at the seven 'wastes that plague various industrial processes and how you can eliminate them by using industrial scales.
Some of the challenges that manufacturers face to accomplish lean manufacturing are introducing a manufacturing cost reduction model; the optimization of material and product flow; site planning and expansion; the design of a risk management system
Need to increase safety? Are you using light curtains? Is space a concern?
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