Lean Assembly Lines

The Flexibility of Your Assembly Operation Can Make the Difference in Your Manufacturing Profit


Lean Assembly Lines
Rapid change in our world is driving the way products are made. Products are increasingly complex and require more assembly steps. The biggest pressure comes from time, because while product variations expand, product life cycles contract. The challenge is to get better products to market faster, while maintaining profit margins and lowering manufacturing costs.

To stay ahead of the pack, manufacturers must seize every opportunity to increase productivity and throughput, reduce costs, increase product quality and reliability, while managing change on an almost daily basis. Typically, the labor involved in producing individual components represents between 8% and 30% of total manufacturing costs. The labor involved in inspection and testing typically represents between 4% and 15%. But the labor involved with assembly can run between 50% and 75% of total manufacturing costs. This is clearly where the largest manufacturing cost savings can be achieved.

Valin can design a full lean assembly line including:
  • Lean Ergonomic Workstations with:
    • Custom 5S tool holders for needed tools during assembly process
    • Built in receptacle hole for easy removal of waste from workstation
    • Integrated overhead light to indicate what process workstation is in and if there are any missing parts
    • Monitor on swing arm
    • Information board
  • Flow Racks
  • Material Handling Systems
  • Mobile Carts
  • Conveyor Systems

Call us today so we can start designing a lean assembly line that will help increase efficiencies in your process. Fill out our online form, or call an automation specialist at (855) 737-4716.
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