How RTLS addresses the 8 wastes in lean manufacturing
Detect faulty assets and deviations from the target product state. Prevent re-introduction in the production cycle.
Keep track of WIP to avoid goods lost and re-ordered, avoiding increased costs and excess inventory.
Measure waiting time of WIP to gather accurate data and identify improvements to the production flow and avoid down time.
Map distance traveled by goods, orders, and operators and detect improvement opportunities to reduce operational costs.
Locate inventory to prevent lost positions, resulting in excess stock, inventory build-up, increased storage space and higher cash flow.
Introduce spaghetti charts tracking operator or robot movements and indicate how motion flows can be improved.
Keep track of orders in real time and provide accurate individual work instructions in MTO environments to avoid unnecessary manufacturing process components.
Automated location data reduces the need for manual time studies by industrial engineers, creating more time to spend on analyzing and improving processes.