Indoor location for Lean Manufacturing
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How can Lean Manufacturing benefit from Indoor Location?

Lean manufacturing aims at optimising processing, reducing or eliminating any kind of waste. Digital lean goes beyond conventional lean, exploiting the power of indoor location technologies. Discover how indoor location services can increase efficiency and productivity.

In summary
  • Lean manufacturing aims at optimising processes
  • Digital lean and indoor positioning go beyond conventional lean
  • Indoor location services can increase efficiency and productivity
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Lean Manufacturing and its principles

The key principle of lean manufacturing is to reduce or eliminate waste within processes, since the system can be said to be lean and optimised only after all the waste is removed from the process. Waste is intended to be not only in terms of material, but also in terms of labour and time. Indoor Location Services allow you to truly optimise processes, since it acts as a means to substantially increase productivity and efficiency, delivering significant value to the production plant.

Digital Lean

In the Industry 4.0 era, the digital lean is developing, exploiting digital and sensor technologies whose capabilities go beyond the conventional lean. Indoor positioning system solutions add value to manufacturing with a dynamic value stream mapping, allowing for increased flexibility as well as providing specific key performance indicators obtained from relevant data. As a result, digital lean enabled by indoor positioning system solutions bring numerous benefits that contribute to a company’s successful productivity. 

Indoor location services for increased efficiency and productivity

Let’s see practical examples of how indoor positioning can improve a company’s performance. Indoor Location includes numerous services that positively influence the manufacturing processes, thus having a relevant impact on the overall efficiency and productivity.

  1. Asset tracking is one of the most impactful services, since it allows you to track assets moving within the facility, significantly reducing waste of time spent searching for assets. As a result, efficiency as well as productivity are substantially increased, as a lot of time is saved and thus invested in more important activities. 
  2. The real-time digital twin of the manufacturing plant leads you to an important decrease in downtime and immediate intervention when a problem occurs. 
  3. The real-time digital twin is also key in the tool management as well as monitored intralogistics flow, which delivers relevant value in terms of efficiency to every process.

Concluding, indoor location services bring a significant value added, as they provide a complete view as well as real-time control over the factory. Moreover, it has been proven that they can be extremely effective in increasing the performance of productivity and efficiency levels. Discover how other companies already experienced and benefited from indoor location. 

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