Eliminating Muda in Material Transport

Lean manufacturing is about eliminating waste from process. 
In just 15 pages, learn why self-driving vehicle technology is being used to create lean factories of the future.

"Movement of materials in a manufacturing setting must accomplish three core objectives in order to be lean: arrive at the required locations when needed, avoid creating congestion in the aisles, and minimize the risk of accident and injury."

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About Self-Driving Technology

Traditional industrial "automation" tools such as Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) and forklifts have large inefficiencies. 

Companies employing these outdated automation strategies are increasingly being left behind.

Industry 4.0 introduces self-driving vehicle advancements that allow parallel process automation, kit delivery and more.

Learn more about OTTO, the self-driving vehicle designed to increase throughput in warehouses and industrial centres.

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From the book


Robotics in manufacturing has helped companies align with lean manufacturing principles by eliminating muda (or waste) from processes. However, eliminating all material transport waste has been impossible until now. Mainstay options won't achieve lean productivity, but a new generation of self-driving vehicles (SDVs) will.

This eBook will teach you how SDVs and lean manufacturing come together to create interconnected and highly efficient manufacturing 4.0.

What you'll learn

The Evolution of Lean Manufacturing


Defining Muda: Movement, Waiting, Inventory, Transport


Mainstay Options Won't Achieve Lean Productivity


Getting Lean With Self-Driving Vehicles


Driving the Factory of the Future