Line balancing is key to improving efficiency and productivity. To achieve a balanced line, it is critical to calculate the cycle time for each station and implement lean approaches. See how Optio can help measure cycle times and identify where in your process to apply lean continuous improvement to balance your lines, resulting in dramatically reduced inventory, lead-time and machine utilization.
One of the most basic foundations of promoting a lean culture is achieving single-item flow. This helps manufacturers complete their work faster and reduce manufacturing costs. See how batch sizes affect your lead-time, throughput, and machine utilization and how you can use Optio to better manage your process to achieve single item flow. In this concrete example, goods are made in batches of 20, leading to 60 minute lead-time and 33% OEE, as well as in batches of 1, reducing the lead-time to 23 minutes and close to 100% OEE.
Reducing variability in your operations is an important first step toward improving your product's quality and reducing costs. Variations in cycle time affect your lead time, throughput and work-in-process, and lean continuous improvement and automation can help reduce process variation. See how Optio can help you minimize variability in your process and deliver high-quality products to your customers.