Employes are workling at an lean production with Active Cockpit from Bosch Rexroth

Reduce the 7 types of waste for higher productivity

Reach a continuous improvement process at all levels of the company.

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Manual Production Systems easily designed

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Key for greater productivity and shorter throughput time

The constantly growing cost pressure makes it necessary to continually increase productivity in manufacturing. One central aspect is the detection and avoidance of waste (Muda). Bosch Rexroth’s broad range of prodcuts provides you with first-rate modules for realizing leaner production processes. You only produce what the customer needs – just in time and according to the zero-defect principle.


Lean by avoiding the 7 types of waste in production

Waste refers to all process steps that do not directly contribute to adding value. This waste should be avoided be continually reduced, with the aim of creating virtually waste-free production. In order to achieve this, the causes of waste must be identified and eliminated. This constitutes a continuous improvement process (Kaizen) at all levels of the company.


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    Stocks

  • Bosch Rexroth graphic of avoiding mistakes during production

    Faults

  • Bosch Rexroth graphic of over-processing

    Over processing

  • Bosch Rexroth graphic of overproduction

    Overproduction

  • Bosch Rexroth graphic of waiting times

    Waiting times

  • Bosch Rexroth graphic of superfluous movements

    Superfluos movements

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    Transports

Bosch Rexroth graphic of high material stocks
Bosch Rexroth graphic of high material stocks

Stocks

High material stocks entail high capital costs. While stocks provide a sense of security, they also make the product more expensive.

Bosch Rexroth graphic of avoiding mistakes during production
Bosch Rexroth graphic of avoiding mistakes during production

Faults

Parts that are not in a proper condition entail reworking and sorting. This results in additional costs.

Bosch Rexroth graphic of over-processing
Bosch Rexroth graphic of over-processing

Over processing

Production above and beyond the required standards means more work needs to be invested than that which is required for fulfilling the function.

Bosch Rexroth graphic of overproduction
Bosch Rexroth graphic of overproduction

Overproduction

More has been produced than the customer ordered. This requires additional warehousing and thus adds costs.

Bosch Rexroth graphic of waiting times
Bosch Rexroth graphic of waiting times

Waiting times

Waiting for materials or the end of the process means that the employee is tied up in the meantime and is not contributing to value creation.

Bosch Rexroth graphic of superfluous movements
Bosch Rexroth graphic of superfluous movements

Superfluos movements

Relatively long distances for the procurement of materials or tools.

Bosch Rexroth transport graphics
Bosch Rexroth transport graphics

Transports

Production above and beyond the required standards means more work needs to be invested than that which is required for fulfilling the function.

Seven types of waste

Waste in production? Using the simple example of a father who prepares waffles for his children arriving from school, the seven types of waste are presented in a practical, everyday example.

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