Lean manufacturing: Tips for combining lean and automation
Buchanan, MI — Bosch Rexroth is offering tips on how to use automation technology as a tool to help solve lean manufacturing challenges. Developed with lean manufacturing expert Jamie Flinchbaugh, Rexroth’s “Lean Manufacturing and Automation Technology” podcast puts to rest the myths about the roles of automation and lean and focuses more on when it makes sense to consider automation solutions to lean manufacturing problems.
|Podcast puts to rest the myths about the roles of automation and lean. Source: Bosch Rexroth|
Flinchbaugh, who is co-founder of the Lean Learning Center and co-author of the popular book The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Lean , emphasizes that automation can actually eliminate error and waste, as well as reduce cycle time and streamline processes. He says automation offers significant potential for manufacturers implementing lean, as long as it is applied to the specific challenges that it is best suited to solve.
“Lean Manufacturing and Automation Technology” is episode number eight in Rexroth’s lean manufacturing podcast series , available for listening or free download from the Bosch Rexroth Website. The podcast series is also available from the iTunes podcast library and other podcast directories on the web.
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