To have a productive business, you need your employees to be efficient and effective. This may seem obvious, but it’s not as common as you’d expect. Many offices, warehouses and other workplaces struggle to give their employees an environment that empowers them to be productive.
You’ve hired the best people for the job, which should be a good thing, except the team is still struggling to meet demands. It’s frustrating and confusing and you don’t know how to make things better. In this case, it might be time to evaluate your workplace to see where you can make improvements.
Company productivity isn’t entirely on the shoulders of your employees. It’s also based on your willingness to provide them with the best tools to get the job done right. When people have the proper equipment, they become empowered to do their job quickly, efficiently and effectively.
Employees spend a large amount of their time at their desks. It’s important that they have everything they need and nothing that they don’t. But creating the perfect workstation or workbench is a tricky task.
Workspaces need enough room for employees to have their tools readily available while still being small enough to avoid wasting space. The workstations also need to have the right accessories to ensure proper organization.
2) Material Transport and Flow
How are materials organized and moved around your facility? Here are some important pieces of gear that you need to have:
3) Visual Communication and Assembly Line Optimization
Communication is critical for all businesses, but especially for the ones with loud, energetic environments. Lean Visual Management (Signs, information boards, floor markings, etc.) can ensure safety and help keep everyone on the same page with procedures.
To improve the productivity of assembly and end-of-line inspection, it’s worth considering a camera-based assistance system. These systems can be implemented into your existing workspaces and help:
At FlexMation, we aim to be trusted partners. Allies who advance your manufacturing performance. Simply put: We help you do your job better, safer, faster and smarter.
We manufacture beautiful custom workstations, FIFO racks, carts and other equipment to improve productivity and safety in manufacturing, industrial and high-tech environments. Whatever your goal, we’ll help you get there. Ready? Let’s build.