In the manufacturing industry, companies aim to manufacture products that their customers need, deliver them when they need them, quickly, cost-effectively, and using the smallest amount of resources possible. Companies also want to avoid unnecessary intermediate storage that ties up their capital.

According to the philosophies of LEAN and the 5S method, the implementation of the manufacturing process should be based on optimizing the organisation of tools, material flow, and people; avoiding loss and unnecessary work; and minimizing setup times. The goal is to continuously improve the fluency of work processes by consulting those who do the work.

LEAN is smart manufacturing that improves productivity and results

The company and its employees benefit in many ways from a manufacturing process and related workstations that have been set up in accordance with the LEAN philosophy.

  • Tools do not get lost
  • Work takes less time and effort
  • The workplace is safer
  • Well-being at work increases
  • Lead times are shorter
  • Costs decrease due to minimized waste
  • Both productivity and production volumes increase 

The modular and ergonomic workstation and material flow solutions developed by Treston are designed for manufacturing environments in which the optimization of process steps is needed. Treston products, which can easily be modified with accessories, support LEAN thinking and enable optimized process design and implementation. Treston products also take into account the individual needs of employees and the changing needs of companies, including small batch sizes and changing set-ups and series.

Our LEAN customer surveys address issues such as the challenges posed to flow management by single-item batches, how one manufacturing line benefited from the transition to LEAN and successfully avoided waste, and how one company managed to shorten its delivery time from 6 weeks to 48 hours. Download the LEAN customer case stories here