For a production floor to operate at highest efficiency, a nuanced approach towards managing the workload and its sequencing is required. Right line balancing enables workload to remain evenly allocated, the workflow running smoothly and the workforce optimally utilized.
One of the most important Lean principles to eliminate waste, idle people or equipment, Line Balancing™ helps in making sure that there are no bottlenecks or operator frustration. At UMAS, we leverage this tool as a part of our unique holistic LeMW – MOST® approach that combines several scientific methodologies to arrive at the ideal work state.
To establish the groundwork for robust process improvement, UMAS consultants carry out in-depth analysis of the process and its performance using MOST® systems & tools. A value stream mapping of the entire process flow is further carried out to isolate the steps that add value, and those that don’t. These exercises enable a clear understanding of the current state of process as well as the desired state.
Use heuristic rules to balance the multi-operator workload across stages including ranked method There are a number of logic-based heuristic approaches that can be adopted to create the ideal distribution in work tasks
Calculate TAKT time/line speed and use it to allocate activities to operator Using TAKT time, the ideal work rate which is a measurable unit to assess how productive a sub-process in an assembly line is, an efficient and balanced process is created
Line Balancing has been successfully leveraged as a part of numerous projects in large and small organizations to create efficient, stable and profitable processes. Our consultants have delivered up to 30 percent improvement in productivity enabling companies to eliminate waste and inefficient steps.
Our experts use data points gathered or arrived at like TAKT time or MOP™ to create the balanced assembly line operation
We use accurate online tools to carry out the balancing using the most appropriate techniques across Lean, Six Sigma MOST®.
Expert UMAS consultants suggest solutions to redesign the assembly line for best performance incorporating inputs from other methodologies.
The outcomes from balancing an assembly line are measurable allowing you to clearly see the change in productivity.
A workflow that’s just right enhances the productivity of the workforce and the process, reducing idleness or waste of any kind. UMAS can help your organization boost the functioning of your shop floor with the use of Line Balancing driving smart utilization of your resources and higher profitability.
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