Getting the plant layout right at the start can save you a lot of time and money in the life of your factory and will mean that you can make more product, more safely at lower cost and in less space. In this Lean Minute, TXM Consulting Director, Anthony Clyne explains the key points you need to consider when developing a new Lean plant layout using the TXM Lean Plant Layout Development Process.
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Hi I’m Anthony Clyne and Welcome to this TXM Lean Minute.
Lean Plant Layout is the design of a plant to ensure parts move simply and directly and people work together to create an environment that underpins teamwork.
Lean Plant Layout needs a structured process.
The challenge is to achieve a new standard and a new culture when laying out a plant.
At TXM we facilitate the Lean Plant Layout Development Process, this is a proven method based on over 50 plant layouts all around the Asia Pacific region.
The key steps to achieve a successful plant layout are to: firstly, Agree the future state map.
Secondly, optimise the individual cell sizes and thirdly, make it all work.
You should expect a plant re-layout to increase throughput, increase productivity, improved morale and enhance the customer experience. Often this is far more effective than getting new machinery.
Use your in-house skills to come up with a new layout, there will be some ideas that can be implemented straight away and the new layout ideas could result in a whole new way of working.
I’m Anthony Clyne and Thank You for watching this TXM Lean Minute.