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Flexible Material Handling DVD

Produced By: SME

Video Length: 28 minutes

Published: 07/25/1998
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Part of the award-winning Manufacturing Insights Video Seriesthis program examines the strategy used in selection and operation ofandnbsp;four different flexible material handling systems. These systems are designed to accommodate mass customization of production and be cost effective in operation.
  • The Lexmark example highlights a demand-based philosophy that is capable of efficiently producing printers in a lot size of one.
  • Chrysler also uses a demand-based Kanban system that focuses attention on the automobile assembly operator.
  • Electrolux maintains a highly automated material handling system consisting of automated guided vehicles, an automated storage and retrieval system, and an automated conveyer system in the production of their cleaning products.
  • Ford Motor Company selected a highly automated material handling system to move bumpers through the manufacturing and assembly process.