4D lean work stations
The mobile 4D lean work station is an intralogistics trolley which offers a high level of flexibility and which can be used both as work station transport trolley. It can be moved from the warehouse, set as work station and equipped with all the necessary material for a specific day of project.
The mobile 4D lean work stations are based on the “Lean manufacturing” philosophy which brings the decision and responsibility closer to the ones which are effectively working. This approach allows them to concentrate on the productive activities and eliminates the unnecessary ones: identification of the transported pieces, of the assembly order, recovery of misplaced pieces and increasing the ergonomics by positioning the pieces at the optimum height and by eliminating the extra maneuvers. There are also eliminated the stops, the hesitations and questions before starting the work.
The studies show a productivity increase with an average of 20%, but also a quality increase due to the fact that operators become more familiar with how they organize and they have all the information at hand.
Most of the times, the materials are not sequentially supplied, so this platform allows a full mobility and eliminates the sophisticated planning.