The Kaizen attitude is the Lean Company’s driving force in the fight against muda.
Kaizen refers to the philosophy or practice that focuses upon continuous improvement of processes in manufacturing. When applied to the workplace, Kaizen refers to activities that continually improve all functions, and involves all employees from the CEO to the assembly line workers.
One of the first steps taken towards Lean Manufacturing is to implement teams (including operators) on the factory floor to help reduce waste. The Kaizen approach consists of making continual user-driven improvements to eliminate waste.
The incomparable flexibility of Ecoflex and the simplicity of the system make it a vital part of implementing the Kaizen attitude. Ecoflex sparks creativity and delivers effective and practical tools for implementing continuous improvement into any production facility.
Lean Manufacturing: a continuous process towards waste elimination
Introducing Lean Manufacturing through the Ecoflex system is a simple but very important change. It not only leads to waste elimination and accelerates material flow inside the factory, but also gets everyone (including the operators) involved in the process.
Kaizen - Continuous improvement, means to start from a standard lean organization (With marketplace racking, carts, and flow racks already implemented) - and to improve it with continuous reduction of the remaining wastes.
Ecoflex is the obvious tool for lean. For quick Kaizen implementation, the key factors are simple change and creativity. A flexible system like Ecoflex allows for quick changes to flow racks, workstations, and carts when necessary – whether there is a change in the assembly process, packaging, ergonomics or logistics, Ecoflex can easily adapt to any need. Everyone from upper management to engineering to operators are able to share their ideas with a kaizen attitude for continuous improvement and lean manufacturing.
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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