Priority on the Line Side

by Andrew Guytingco on July 12, 2017

Why give priority to productivity on the line side? The production line is the place where value is created and place with the highest labor density.

The production line is the most expensive place in terms of plant investment, production costs, and labor costs.

One of the golden rules of Lean Manufacturing is that the elimination of Muda must be must be prioritized to the point of added value, i.e. assembly points.

Using Ecoflex as a catalyst, we can see how Mudas must be “moved” from the line to upstream processes, so that it can then be reduced and eliminated.


IPS Material Handling Inc was established in 2006 and specializes in custom material handling solutions for Lean Manufacturing. Our Ecoflex products, a modular pipe and joint system, are used to create custom flow racks, material handling carts, work stations and more.


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