AGILE - Lean Equipment Design

Lean equipment design plays an important role in creating an Agile manufacturing system which remains profitable while providing products quickly to rapidly-changing customer specifications and volumes.

Lean Equipment Design Characteristics:

  1. Integral to the manufacturing operating system

  2. Supports the operator

  3. Simplified

  4. Supports one-piece / small lot flow

  5. Portable and flexible

  6. Zero-defect quality

  7. Reliable and maintainable

When applied correctly, the manufacturing system achieves a balance between operators, equipment and material resulting in maximum utilization of the operator’s skills and attention, properly sized modules, smooth flow of material and minimum life cycle cost of the products produced.