Minimize the Use of Space with Containers


Lean manufacturing is very concerned with the use of space as efficiently as possible. Any use of one square meter must be accounted for in terms of efficiency, usefulness and economic value. Containers, packaging materials are intended to make it more concise and easier in the arrangement. Containers can be easily stacked vertically and horizontally to fill the space effectively. The use of containers also facilitate the production operators to pick up and put the items accurately and quickly.

Containers can be boxes, cupboards, liquid filling machine, shelves, pallets and other materials where the goods will be stored in. There are even cannabis pouch packaging machines for the manufacturers of CBD products. Use the box if the goods are small pieces, use the cabinet if the length or width of the goods requires them to be stored in the closet, and so forth.

The containers must be arranged with due regard to the 5S and lean manufacturing standards. Starting from the space needed, the stored goods and the selection of an appropriate container. 5S Standard’s needed is a proper segregation of goods and labels. If included in the red tags(goods that are not needed) immediately have them removed. It also uses the lines between the container space with other sections and label each container showing the item name, size, lot, and others.

Purchase of new containers should be avoided because it will increase the space used. Use the most efficient container as the main objective is to reduce and minimize the space and the amount of stocks even if it means getting rid of the container.

5s management must be given in detail so that the effectiveness and efficiency in lean manufacturing can be implemented at each production line.

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