Lean Manufacturing and Workcell Design

Worxsimple’s experience and expertise in Lean Manufacturing can help you maximize your operations. From simple fixtures helping improve workflows to a complete redesign of the production line we employ lean technologies to cost effectively improve your production. Our engineering teams works in collaboration with yours to quickly develop an integrated cost effective solution.

5S

A place for everything and everything in its place.

  • Red Tag Event
  • Work Area Re-arrangement
  • Tooling Tray Design (3D printed trays)
  • Highlighting Critical Information
  • Light Tower Application

SMED

Single Minute Exchange of Die or Quick Changeover

  • Quick Change Fixturing within your takt time
  • Color Coded Fixturing
  • Automatic Changeover for product through simple proximity and thru-beam sensors to OCR or Vision Identification (we use Cognex vision systems)

Kanban

Our focus is on the visual inventory management and communication of status at the operation.

  • Color Coding and Inventory Design
  • Inventory Outage Signal Posts
  • Handoff Kanbans
  • Storage Options
  • Bin Options

Mistake Proofing – Poka Yoke

  • Processing Solutions or Activity Reorganization
  • Simple Mechanism Improvements
  • Complex Mechanism Improvements
  • Proximity and Thru-Beam Applications
  • Vision Defect Identification (we use Cognex vision systems)
  • SMART fixtures

Workcell Design

We can evaluate and map your entire process and rearrange your shop into a one piece flow operation that works to the beat of your takt time.

  • Volume and Changeover Analysis
  • Process Mapping
  • Takt Time Evaluation
  • Time Study of Existing Operations
  • Work Balance
  • Work Flow Design (U-cell, Straight, W-cell or other dependent on process)
  • Kanban and Handoff Design between operations

Lean Workshops / Training

We offer a single or multi-day work shop customized for your facility

  • Information gathering and goal setting session with your management
  • Process tour and visual information gathering
  • Presentation design and Approval by Management
  • Workshop (1–5 days depending on desired content)
  • 1 to 2 days instruction for 5–15 people
  • 2–3 days project analysis, design, implementation and presentation to management (depending on workshop goals)