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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OTTO is a self-driving vehicle designed to increase throughput and reduce operational costs in warehouses and industrial centers.
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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