Since 2004 Assembly Magazine has awarded Top Plant of the Year, showcasing American production facilities that have reduced production costs, increased productivity, shortened time to market, and improved product quality. There's a reason 13/16 of the winning companies choose UNEX FlowCell.
Our flexible modular design allows for reconfiguration as your needs or processes change and grow. FlowCell lean storage structures offer a highly effective means to eliminate waste in the workplace while increasing order picking efficiency and accuracy, improving space utilization, and decreasing costs.
Lean Manufacturing and 5S
Lean manufacturing methods focus on minimizing waste and maximizing productivity. FlowCell offers a durable and inexpensive way to implement Lean into your workspace. Our flexible storage units support Lean principles by keeping inventory organized and reducing waste. FlowCell enhances efficiency by drastically decreasing clutter, arranging the workspace, and increasing space utilization by up to 50%. Optimized storage in a smaller footprint helps improve the order picking process by eliminating wasted time searching for misplaced tools or lost materials.
5S is a housekeeping method for the shop floor consisting of five rules that eliminate waste and foster a lean environment. The 5S's are sort, set in order, shine, standardize, and sustain. With FlowCell workstations, all items in the workspace are easily sorted, labeled, and stored in standardized locations. Having a place for everything and everything in its place helps maintain an organized workspace at all times.
Get the Guide : Lean Manufacturing Storage Guidebook
Ergonomics, Speed, and Accuracy
FlowCell is ergonomically sound, ensuring that the product is always within easy reach and accessible. Parts are angled toward the picker, significantly improving pick access and the ability to pick parts quickly, which boosts productivity by 30%. FlowCell workstations provide overhead toolbars to hold equipment needed in the assembly process. These lean manufacturing workstations can be integrated with carton flow solutions so that parts and tools are always close at hand. FlowCells speed the assembly process. Minimizing reach and improving ergonomics reduces injury and fatigue, increases pick rates, and enhances accuracy.
FlowCell modular storage structures can be customized to meet the specific needs of your operation. UNEX provides solutions engineering, a bill of material, and a drawing of every FlowCell. Are you ready to improve your processes today? Our online configurator allows you to build your FlowCell solution in a 3D sandbox environment from countless options. Choose one of our more popular configurations designed for specific applications or start from scratch. At the end of the design process, a free 3D design can be sent straight to your inbox. Click the button below to get started.
The top assembly plants in America choose UNEX FlowCell!
Click here for the 2020 Nomination Form; deadline to submit is April 30, 2020.