Topper Industrial asserts that one piece flow improves scalability. It can be expanded to other work cells and eventually enterprise-wide. One piece flow can be designed smaller, slower (paced to takt time), and generally at lower costs.
In manufacturing, one piece flow is where a single piece is placed between workstations. There is usually minor variance in each workers’ cycle time that does not cause any waiting time. Optimally there should be an exceptionally high cycle balance between operations because the greater the number of pieces in each operation, the greater the variation in cycle times from operation to operation. This can result in overproduction and requires knowledge when to decrease the buffer between operations and increase the losses due to work times that are imbalanced.
Consistent capability requires consistent availability and application of resources including, but not limited to, people, equipment, and materials. One piece flow can be unsuccessful without consistent availability of these resources. Fork Truck Free trains of industrial carts can be a significant part of creating a methodology ensuring all materials are at the right work station at the right time with the right labor.
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Topper Industrial, leaders in the material handling equipment industry, will be exhibiting at MODEX 2018 April 9-12, 2018 at booth B4475.
About Topper Industrial
For more than twenty years, Topper Industrial, (www.TopperIndustrial.com) based just outside of Milwaukee, WI, has been a leader in the material handling equipment industry. The company’s product roster features industrial carts, conveyors, lifts, lifts & tilts, shipping racks, containers, casters, and cart components. From mother-daughter carts to quad steer carts to tilt carts and rotate carts, Topper’s material handling solutions make delivering material line side more effective through more efficient practices. Topper Industrial has a team of experienced professional experts able to assess and provide the right product for all material handling equipment requirements.
Topper Industrial is a proud member of MHI. The Topper Industrial client roster includes Anderson Windows, Detroit Diesel, Honda, Kia Motors, Ford, Chrysler, Aramark, Johnson Controls, Whirlpool, and Caterpillar. Follow on Twitter @TopperInd. Call 800-529-0909.
Company Name: Topper Industrial
Contact Person: Jillian Burrow, Marketing Manager
Address:1729 NE Frontage Road
Country: United States