“This manual explains in clear and simple terms how lean principles can be applied to any production process to improve performance and save money,” Nick Tyler, Managing Director of The Tube & Bracket Company.
Vision Lean offers guidance on lean manufacturing and explains how modular carts, trolleys and workstations created using the Lean Tek system support continuous improvement by helping to optimise materials flow, align production with demand and streamline lineside and production handling and storage.
“It takes the mystique out of something that many people wrongly assume is too complicated or inappropriate for their own business.”
Separate sections of the manual explain how seven areas of waste or “muda” are at the heart of the lean manufacturing concept and suggest how they can be reduced or eliminated.
Research suggests that 80 per cent of lean manufacturing is about muda elimination. For example, all too frequently stock, components and finished items are handled too often and too far when fewer, shorter movements would save time and money. Improving the design of handling, storage and workstation equipment and processes can help address all seven areas of waste.