Topper Industrial Reports Improved Quality with Fork Truck Free Initiatives and One Piece Flow

Chris Mosby with Topper Industrial is a lean manufacturing expert.  Mosby recently explained how instead of fork trucks throughout the plant, one-piece flow ensures that the layout of a manufacturing plant supports fork truck free as a quality improvement. Each layer of cellular manufacturing can be measured against the target of defect-free. There is no value in allowing the defect to permeate downstream manufacturing. The cost of scrap materials from defective batch manufacturing often exceed the profit margin to manufacture the product.

When utilizing one-piece flow and Fork Truck Free, every worker is an inspector. One-piece flow refers to the concept of moving one workpiece at a time between operations within a work cell. The opposite activity is to process an entire batch or lot at each operation before moving it to the next operation.

According to Mosby, one-piece flow keeps WIP (work in process) at the lowest possible level, encouraging work balance, better quality, and other internal improvements. Each piece or lot is looked at by the next process (the customer) immediately, so defects are caught sooner. If defects are passed on, it is a very small batch.

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Topper Industrial is offering an educational seminar at MODEX 2018 from April 9-12, 2018 in Atlanta, GA. The seminar, titled, “How Does Fork Truck Free Cart Delivery Promote Lean Manufacturing?” is April 10, 2018 from 3:45 – 4:30 PM in Theater D. Ed Brown, Topper Industrial CEO and Chris Mosby, LSSMBB, Topper Industrial Lean Manager will present. Topper Industrial will be at booth #B4475.

About Topper Industrial

For more than twenty years, Topper Industrial, ( 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.

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Phone: 262-886-6931
Address:1729 NE Frontage Road
City: Sturtevant
State: Wisconsin
Country: United States