Biz Tip: Implementing Cellular Design (applicable to all workplaces)
Cellular design and implementation helps us to develop balance and flow between work stations. It also reduces material handling and improves communication between operators when errors occur. For instance, what if you receive notice that a major order was defective or canceled and because the production line was located across the road and the operator could not be reached to modify, reduce or stop the line, you had to physically get into a vehicle to contact the other unit to make changes? Imagine how much money and time was wasted. Even walking information or a product from one division to another down the hall adds up to steps and seconds that could possibly be shortened or eliminated if the work stations were properly designed. Learn more about this concept and others that can turn your office or facility into a lean lean efficient machine at http://missourienterprise.org/solutions/continous-improvement.