What do Venice, Italy, Henry Ford, Toyota, and a Japanese insect have to do with how your operation manages production, costs, and profitability? If you’re applying lean principles to any of your processes, the answer is: everything.
Historical accounts of lean methodologies typically include well-known references to 15th century Italy, and later attributions within the automotive industry. The Japanese insect, however, may have you puzzled.
The Water Spider Spins a Lean Web
Mizusumashi — or, whirligig beetle — is highly efficient at multitasking. It pivots between water and air, monitoring and attending to several food source locations simultaneously. Its mastery of its environment serves as the inspiration for the trending concept of the “water spider” manufacturing.
To put it in context, “water spider” lean or “water spider” 6 sigma refer to operations wherein a specific team member prevents workflow interruptions to accelerate speed to market. By consistently anticipating and responding to needs, the water spider eliminates distractions and keeps team members focused on value-added activities.
Sensor system provides extra measure of safety as MARC “sees” and responds to its environment, including avoiding people and obstacles
Visually, here’s how MARC would execute a typical use case within your manufacturing or warehouse environment:
Even better, you can see MARC in action with a 30-minute, no-obligation interactive demo presented by the MūL Technologies team. You and your colleagues can attend using the convenience of your connected devices! Get questions answered and see how MARC can take your productivity to the next level. Book your demo today!