Manually scanning and entering orders cost roughly 3½ hours of lost labor each day - that’s 728 hours a year.
Today’s lean-focused OEMs are always on the lookout for ways to eliminate waste and optimize productivity.
Many use the 5S method of workplace organization with its mantra, “A place for everything, and everything in its place.”
For Munters, a global manufacturer of air treatment and climate control solutions, this focus on Lean and 5S is a daily practice.
Its Amesbury, Massachusetts plant manufactures massive air treatment units for some of the world’s largest and most demanding customers.
Meeting their deadlines can have significant financial implications, so it’s crucial that supplies for each project are always in the right place, at the right time.