Top Technologies Optimizing Lean Manufacturing

Top Technologies Optimizing Lean Manufacturing

By Manufacturing Technology Insights | Wednesday, July 31, 2019

The revolutionized tools and technologies offer greater access to analytics and insights while harnessing the principles of lean manufacturing.

FREMONT, CA: Lean manufacturing has seen enormous growth to identify and eliminate waste with the activities and resources to add value to the processes. To create a lean logistics operation, it requires regular measures and maintains quality and customer satisfaction at high levels. The optimized business processes involve various technological help such as big data tools, asset tracking, business intelligence, and analytical and real-time modeling.

•  Big Data  

Big data analytics helps manufacturers to identify economic and efficient opportunities to reduce the total amount of waste production. Moreover, technology can improve production processes, making them more efficient and reliable. In-premises benefits like hardware monitoring and detecting the maintenance needs, building compliance, transparent and traceable work environment boost the overall production quality.

•  Business Intelligence

Implementing Business Intelligence (BI) adds sets of principles for lean manufacturing, like lean thinking, systems theory, and lean software development. Lean thinking focuses on identifying customer value and delivering more with existing resources by eliminating the waste in the organization. System Theory observes the hypothesis, methods, and philosophy to analyze the behavior of management systems. It also detects the effects on different organizational segments due to the taken decisions and actions. Finally, lean software development develops thee software to apply in the business model for effective delivery.

•  Asset Tracking 

Asset tracking helps the authority to reorganize the plant into lines or value streams to perform specific tasks by work cells and assets and to achieve lean principles of eliminating waste. The approach removes non-value-adding activities for more efficient processes. Increasing the possibilities of higher revenues through higher asset availability, reduction of cost to maintain the activities across the enterprise, mitigating risk mitigation, ensuring legal compliance for standard work processes, and staying in tandem with the advancement in market competition, asset tracking and management program proves to bring significant benefits to the industry.

•  Real-time Modeling Tools

The combination of lean and real-time monitoring tools provides a flexible approach towards the production and help to keep scheduling the necessary but monotonous manufacturing work. The real-time modeling tools can keep the production scale-up to date and build a controlled work environment to achieve market demands timely.

The lean practice is one of the best methods for the manufacturing industry, as it helps to maintain better communication across the work unit and deliver the best of production value. Reducing the waste in terms of materials, operations, and time investment, modern lean manufacturing principles systematically utilize resources leading to growth and success in the competitive market.  

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