Rob Sullivan, President and CEO, AutoGuide Mobile Robots recently discussed how mobile robot proliferation is an extension of lean manufacturing principles in Automation.com magazine. Mobile robots utilize lean manufacturing to eliminate waste and ensure continuous process improvement. They reduce walk time, improve safety, and guarantee zero-defect production, according to Sullivan.
Lean manufacturing makes obvious what adds value, by reducing everything else (which is not adding value). This management philosophy is derived mostly from the Toyota Production System (TPS) and identified as “lean” only in the 1990s. TPS is renowned for its focus on reduction of the original Toyota seven wastes to improve overall customer value, but there are varying perspectives on how this is best achieved. The steady growth of Toyota, from a small company to the world’s largest automaker has focused attention on how it has achieved this success.
The unique value proposition of mobile robot solutions is revealed best in the guidance system. The SurePath guidance system, for example, is extremely accurate and reliable in both manufacturing and warehouse environments. SurePath natural feature system is easy and affordable to install and modify; it requires no physical guide path system. Users simply drive a vehicle through the facility to map the environment and teach it the anticipated routes.
Automation.com is the leading online publisher of automation-related content. The publication helps readers automate factories and processes, solve problems, and improve production efficiencies by providing the most current industry news, information, and resources.
To read more, go to: http://bit.ly/2D7EFR7
About AutoGuide Mobile Robots:
AutoGuide Mobile Robots (www.AutoGuideAGVs.com) connects leaders and innovators in the fast-growing material handling technology sector by sharing ideas and promoting advancements in robotics and automation. Rob Sullivan, CEO of AutoGuide Mobile Robots leads a team from the company’s new R&D facility in Chelmsford, MA as well as their recently expanded manufacturing facility co-located with system integration sister company Heartland Automation in Georgetown, KY.
The AutoGuide Mobile Robot team exceeds customers’ needs and expectations by providing superior service as the worldwide leader in advanced technology Mobile Robots. Offering a lean manufacturing value proposition of reducing costs by eliminating transport inefficiencies in factory and warehouse operations by improving worker and product safety, reallocating labor resources to more value-add activities, and increasing delivery throughput and consistency, AutoGuide Mobile Robots provides the shortest lead times and most rapid ROI in the autonomous transportation market.
Proudly Made in America, follow AutoGuide Mobile Robots on Twitter @AGMobileRobots.
Company Name: AutoGuide Mobile Robots
Contact Person: Tim McCabe
Email: Send Email
Phone: (603) 718-9837
Address:2 Omni Way
Country: United States