One way to reduce waste is by additional installation of carrying facilities. Carrying waste is a complex problem because the waste could be due to the planning of factory layouts that do not refer to the concept of lean manufacturing.
Adding installations for the transport facilities are also not a simple problem, because the addition of new facilities mean changing the existing layout. With the elements of manufacturing that is a waste should be avoided. The addition of this facility not only increase the speed and transmission capacity, but must consider other factors. Does the addition of this facility does not interfere with views of the factory, whether the addition of this facility in accordance with a layout that refers to the concept of 5S, and whether the addition of this facility does not affect the performance of another section. Everything must be planned carefully and thoroughly.
Installation carrying this facility can be
– Additional forklifts to speed up the movement and increase the transport capacity of material, this will add to the burden so that the forklift lines and forcing power to be reckoned with floor and track width. The addition of a forklift will cause problems on the floor that is often damaged and the narrowing of production space.
– Addition of conveyor for delivery of goods automatically. It also has the same problem that the layout should be adapted and efficient for all the workers concerned.
– Addition of crane installation in the production room, This actually could settle the problem that has to do with limited production space. But the problem is transportation security and safety of workers is lower.
All systems will be installed should be discussed with the production and all related section. And basic principles of 5S should be retained.