Topper Industrial

Topper Industrial and the Fork Truck Free Environment Eliminates Waste with Lean Manufacturing


Sturtevant, WI -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/29/2016 -- Topper Industrial is constantly looking for systematic approaches to identifying and eliminating waste (non-value added activities) through continuous improvement, allowing product flow. Eliminating non-value added activities from processes while streamlining value-added activities defines lean manufacturing.

Without a full kaizen event, they suggesting going to the shop floor, the engineering area, the production control and order management department and pick a product family from the customer end of the value stream. These areas represent opportunities – long lead times, frequent set-ups, long set-ups, significant work-in-progress dollars, critical work centers, flow bottlenecks, capacity constraints, key customers, large inventories, and competitive products.

Any activity that fails to add to form or function of the product (things for which the customer is willing to pay) is a non-value added activity, or the "wastes" that lean seeks to eliminate. Interestingly, many manufacturers don't even recognize some of these as "wastes," but simply necessary to conduct business.

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Topper Tube is committed to a rapid return on investment on all products. Through a new leasing program this ROI can be attained very quickly, often in a matter of months.

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About Topper Industrial
For more than twenty years, Topper Industrial, ( based just outside of Milwaukee, WI, has been a leader in the material handling equipment industry. The company's product roster features industrial carts, conveyors, lifts, lifts & tilts, shipping racks, containers, casters, and cart components. From mother-daughter carts to quad steer carts to tilt carts and rotate carts, Topper's material handling solutions make delivering material line side more effective through more efficient practices. Topper Industrial has a team of experienced professional experts able to assess and provide the right product for all material handling equipment requirements.

Topper Industrial is a proud member of MHI. The Topper Industrial client roster includes Anderson Windows, Detroit Diesel, Honda, Kia Motors, Ford, Chrysler, Aramark, Johnson Controls, Whirlpool, and Caterpillar. Follow on Twitter @TopperInd. Call 800-529-0909.