Practicing What We Preach: Lean Manufacturing

Many of our blog posts here at UNEX have dealt with creating a more efficient and lean operation and how our solutions can help your company achieve that goal. Efficiency in a warehouse is probably the number one money-saving goal an operation can achieve.

Not only are UNEX solutions the best in the industry, but they go a long way toward making your operation as lean and efficient as possible.

In order to be the Pickability experts, we need to practice what we preach. We don’t just talk a big game about our products, we use them ourselves in our own lean manufacturing operations. It has been a good year for UNEX- consequently, our operation has been running at 100 percent capacity or higher for many consecutive months. At that capacity, time really is money and any increase in efficiency has a direct correlation with the bottom line.


To make sure that our operation is running as efficient as possible, we depend on Flow Cell modular assembly systems to keep us lean. Not only is Flow Cell quick and easy to build, move and reconfigure, but it is the most ergonomic and dynamic solution available on the market. We really stress the importance of lean manufacturing principles in our operation and to achieve that, we attach wheels to our workstations to make everything mobile. At UNEX headquarters, Flow Cells help us accomplish many tasks- we use Flow Cell workstations to assemble Span-Track and Gravity Conveyor and mobile Flow Cell carts to transport materials between fabrication, assembly, and shipping, just to name a few. We even use Flow Cell as a base for our meeting room table!

With Flow Cell, there is no welding, painting or cutting involved, and you don’t have to be a mechanic or engineer to put it together. If you have simple hand tools you can build or rebuild your lean workplace in mere minutes and keep your operation running smoothly.

If you think Flow Cell modular workstations could help improve your company’s efficiency, contact our Pickologists today!