Small-sized Packaging

Short Description

Quite often handlings units are filled up with parts. As many parts fit inside the handlings unit will be stored inside that box. The disadvantage of that approach is, further handlings devices (i. e. forklifts) are required to transport the box to the production line or machine. Reducing packaging size means to reduce those handling activities.

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Why do you must have small-sized Packaging?

Big-sized boxes require more space at the assembly line and on hand-over areas in your supply chain

Big-sized boxes separate operators inside an assembly line making it difficult to balance operators

Small-sized packaging reduces the space required at the assembly line or on hand-over areas

Small-sized packaging increases line dynamics and enables multi model lines and quick changeovers

Due to the weight and dimensions of the boxes additional handlings devices like a forklift are required

Once the box is empty the line operator has to inform the material handler as no signal is passed towards the forklift to supply new material

Small-sized boxes can easily be handled by hand and enables the Mizusumashi principles

Empty boxes act as Kanban signal for material handlers

Further Benefits:

Less fixed Capital

Even if a changeover requires a relatively high investment – the points described above have a positive long-term effect on finances

High Dynamics

Small packaging will force the material handler to a lower cycle time

Occupational safety

The elimination of elevated materials increases safety

Enables Mixed Model Lines

Different products can be produced easier through flexible material delivery

Reduces Operator Cycle Time

Consumption-oriented material boxes at the workstations lead to efficient processes

Less space

The delivery with small material boxes saves space at the workstation

Enabler for:

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Training document – Small-sized Packaging (pptx)
Training document – Small-sized Packaging (PDF)