Designing an effective layout involves creating the conditions for an enterprise to achieve short flow paths and short lead times with minimal material handling, good visuality and effective communication throughout the flow.
Knowledge of products and manufacturing processes are key elements to achieve an efficient layout. Based on Lean principles, Part Development leads an internal team in shaping an ideal flow in a clear and structured way, which is then modified in line with planned changes and physical restrictions.
Wasted efforts can to a large extent be avoided if the production system is appropriately designed. Focus on the flow and value creation means that one can get the most from small improvements providing the basis of a productive enterprise with the right flexibility.