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Lean Manufacturing One Piece Material Flow Improves Morale According to Topper Industrial

Lean Manufacturing One Piece Material Flow Improves Morale According to Topper Industrial

Topper Industrial asserts that one piece flow improves morale by promoting cross-training and skill enhancement, as well as identifying and solving problems more quickly and reducing frustration.

When plant floor workers see quantifiable results, they are satisfied, happier, and stay on the job. With very low unemployment, retaining great employees is critical. One piece material flow at a cellular manufacturing level allows for lower defects, personal and professional accountability, and generates job satisfaction.

Having materials brought to the line in a fork truck free environment improves morale. Manufacturing firms managed by expert engineers, frequently lose sight of communications objectives. All the automation technology is futile if employees are disengaged, or worse, unsafe. Employee engagement requires manufacturers to have a systematic and tested method of reaching employees with important messages. These approaches engage and influence attitudes and behaviors.

Automation is often seen as a threat by some plant floor employees. New equipment may represent a feared reduction in working hours or a challenge in learning new technology. Much of this fear can be assuaged through effective employee communication. Manufacturers must openly share when and why new equipment is being ordered, what equipment it will replace, and why the investment is necessary. Direct lines of communication establish who is spearheading the equipment acquisition and (perhaps most importantly to employees) what difference it will make to operations, job functionality, and wages.

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Topper Industrial, leaders in the material handling equipment industry, will be exhibiting at MODEX 2018 April 9-12, 2018 at booth B4475.

View and vote for the MODEX one-minute video about Topper Industrial: https://www.modexshow.com/attendees/youroneminute.aspx

About Topper Industrial

For more than twenty years, Topper Industrial, (www.TopperIndustrial.com) 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.

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Company Name: Topper Industrial
Contact Person: Jillian Burrow, Marketing Manager
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Phone: 262-886-6931
Address:1729 NE Frontage Road
City: Sturtevant
State: Wisconsin
Country: United States
Website: www.topperindustrial.com