commitment is to help you achieve lean manufacturing at your facility so
that you can save time and money and maximize productivity. To reach this goal
requires that you follow six basic principles.
waste is a key principle of lean manufacturing. This requires that you identify
work that adds no value and delete it from your workflow to reduce spending and
time. Manufacturing waste consists of the following:
continually improve all areas of your business, including production, to
achieve lean manufacturing. If you stop, the progress that you attain may not
only slow and stop but may also disappear as new challenges arise. One way to
ensure continuous improvement is to constantly create goals that everyone needs
the same amount each day makes material ordering and scheduling easier. It
demands that you balance both the history of customer ordering and forecasting
how much you can produce to meet those orders.
with level production, just-in-time production creates the exact number of
goods needed when they’re needed. Because you’re only creating and transporting
what’s required, you eliminate unnecessary movement and supplies to save money
quality into every step of the process from order fulfillment to product
design, packaging, and shipping. You can then cut down on the wasted costs and
time needed to deal with errors and quality control.
of these principles can’t happen without looking at the employees needed to
make them happen. You must respect the workers and value what they do through
constant communication and useful feedback. They will then respect the company
and show commitment to any principles and goals that you implement.
Want to learn
more about lean manufacturing and how your business can practice its principles
with the help of Bossard? Please contact us at ProvenProductivity@bossard.com.
February 14, 2020
Bossard’s newest solution for manufacturers is SmartLocker—a fully-automated and controlled inventory system. Ideal for storing your consumables and high-value items, SmartLocker is designed to be a valuable addition to your inventory methods.
SmartLocker is an intelligent, access-controlled system that provides you with continuous stock monitoring. The doors can only be unlocked with an RFID card. When a user locks the doors and withdraws material, the system will determine new stock levels and retain user information, transmitting both to ARIMS which can be accessed through a Web API.
The system automatically informs you of replenishment needs, giving you more control over inventory data and shortening your order and delivery times. SmartLocker makes replenishing your inventory easy and eliminates the hassle of repacking. The locker doors are clear to keep inventory visible and easily accessible, also helping to increase efficiency. The technology also employs weight sensors and an error-proof system for full cycle control.
SmartLocker is a dependable, clever, and maintenance-free method in which to store your valuables and goods that need to be regularly replenished or monitored. With this state-of-the-art technology, you’ll be one step ahead on important inventory replenishment at all times.
To learn more about how SmartLocker can be implemented in your factory, contact us at ProvenProductivity@bossard.com.
February 22, 2019
Everyone involved in manufacturing wants to increase productivity and decrease inefficiencies. But how? Bossard is a company that understands the needs of the market. More and more companies are being challenged to streamline their processes and reduce costs, all in search of the next innovation.
Fortunately, Bossard is no stranger to innovation. To boost your manufacturing productivity and lower the total cost of ownership, partner with Bossard. We can help you in four simple steps!
- Plan. Bossard will conduct a value stream analysis to identify areas of potential optimization. The goal is to ensure that your processes are maintaining the competitive edge necessary for your next generation of products. We provide an in-depth report with appropriate recommendations for action.
- Execute. Put that plan for change into action. Completing the value stream analysis and putting together a report is one thing. Taking those recommendations and executing them is the next big step. And as your partner, Bossard will be there every step of the way in the implementation process.
- Check. Once you have implemented the plan, you need to do more than cross your fingers and hope for the best. You need to keep an eye on how the implementation of the plan is affecting your processes, both positively and negatively. Monitoring the progress is important to achieving success.
- Adapt. The plan isn’t going to be flawless. The key is to review how the plan is working and make modifications based on the results. Only then will you have begun to innovate and create a unique and wholly effective plan that is tailor-made to your products and services.
But this one blog post is far from a comprehensive guide to lean manufacturing. Interested in learning more? We’re here to further the discussion. Contact us at ProvenProductivity@bossard.com to get the conversation started.
January 01, 2016
We have all experienced loose screws or nuts. Whether it’s a loose fastener on a piece of machinery or on our glasses, it happens. But it doesn’t have to; what causes the loosening of fasteners and how can you prevent it? (more…)