Lean is a term referring to the idea of maximizing value and minimizing waste in the your processes. It not only applies to manufacturing, but can apply to most any area of a company.
Value is defined as the worth of something in terms or relation to other things. So to maximize value, one must increase the importance of something or decrease the importance of something else or both.
Anything that does not aid this concept in your processes should be deemed waste.
For lean manufacturing, it is used as a tool to focus resources and energies on producing the value differential.
In companies that are truly lean, they have a focus on continuous improvement.
Useful, accurate, current and visible measurements are the scores required to empower your lean teams to continuously improve your company’s performance.
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To evaluate the value of something brought into a process, one must not only consider price, but the items true cost. This includes time, resources, integration, maintenance and other items of implementation. Our LED Display and LCD Player products can quickly improve the effectiveness of any Lean Program. Unlike other solutions, they are quickly integrated. Thus giving you the ability to post measurements, real-time data, and messages where they are needed most like a production scoreboard.
IPdisplays are intelligent and do not require a server or middleware to drive them. They can hold hundreds of business metrics, data, and messages. The built-in intelligence will apply the attributes of color, blink or sound based on thresholds you set for your metrics or data. Use data from PCs, mainframes, I-Series, AS-400s , PLCs, WMS systems, databases, or even spreadsheets can all be part of the visual communication that help drive your Lean processes. Displays can be configured as graphical, full-matrix, dynamically configurable Andon boards to alert work status. IPdisplays' products are fully user configurable. Use a “Playlist” of layouts to page through many business metrics. Use the on-board smart logic to enable the display of information that needs attention when it needs attention. Maximize your potential and minimize your waste with intelligent IPdisplays.