To mechanize is to equip with machinery. Mechanization is a last resort and should only be performed when every possible effort has been made to improve your process times. You may be wondering, why?
There are two main reasons outlined by Dr. Shingo and supported by many different experienced professionals:
With these two reasons in mind, mechanization is oftentimes necessary when large equipment or heavy items are part of a process. Some practical techniques that can be used are:
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