Industrial Manufacturing Optimization through Improved Storage Solutions
Finding space to keep up with demand is the most common problem in growing manufacturing/industrial companies. Whether space is needed for increased inventory, SKU proliferation, more machinery, or more staff, the question is always the same: How can we get more efficient in how we use our existing space?
Optimizing Storage in the Same Footprint with Innovative Manufacturing and Industrial Solutions
Manufacturing and industrial operations typically have a lot of heavy, complicated, fixed equipment. As the need for more space increases, it is not ideal to move to a new location; effort and cost associated with a manufacturing facility relocation can be prohibitive.
Manufacturers should instead consider optimizing the existing facility to gain storage space. Instead of hiring a rigger, optimizing the facility’s existing footprint can make it possible to keep the floorplan the same, which requires significantly fewer changes to the overall manufacturing operation.
By analyzing the storage space and flow of the existing facility, it is possible to minimize moving manufacturing equipment, which keeps costs low and reduces manufacturing downtime.
Manufacturing Innovation: Optimize Lineside Storage
Storing bulk items lineside takes up valuable real estate, even when the material requirements are minimal. Sometimes it’s necessary to produce subcomponents to leverage machine efficiency or minimize setup costs. The problem becomes: where should the rest be stored?
Optimizing Storage Mediums and Carton Flow to Improve Throughout
Cramming inventory into a space that’s too small can come at the expense of productivity. There’s a reason why the lean principles of manufacturing don’t include a “manufacturing junk drawer.”
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