||Logistics is an important part of the entire production and sales supply chain. Under the premise of requiring rapid production today, warehouse management has become more complicated than before, costing more, and the roles and tasks of operations are constantly changing, thus reducing Cost is more important to provide service quality and efficiency.|
The case study company is an electronics industry, which belongs to the labor-intensive industry. Due to problems such as industrial upgrading and rising labor costs, case companies have begun to implement intelligent production and streamline operations. The reduce of warehousing manpower is a bottleneck in the entire supply chain of intelligent production. Some of the operations cannot be replaced by automated equipment such as robotic arms, resulting in a slow pace of manpower reduction, and thus the warehouse system transformation through lean logistics and automation.
In this study, the case company adopted the ECRS (E:Eliminate ; C:Combine ; R:Rearrange ; S:Simplify) method to find out the problem of wasted work and improve activities The operation of the system software allows employees and equipment to accurately grasp the operation information, the implementation of automation equipment, replace the manual operation, effectively integrate and improve the use of activities, so that the entire logistics can be combined with self-defense to achieve the pursuit of lean logistics. The spirit of not wasting, punctual production, to meet customer needs, to achieve perfect logistics services.
According to the data obtained by the case company after the improvement plan, the work efficiency was increased by 15.8%, and the number of work people was reduced by 19.9%, which improved the work efficiency and operation accuracy of the entire process.
This improvement project has been carried out in a small variety and a large number of applications with S Express Company and M factory. It shows that the improvement project is similar to the current industry model, and it also proves that it can be obtained in a variety of small jobs. The improvement of efficiency and manpower, the replacement of manpower by equipment, the simplification of the process, greatly reduced the warehousing manpower, fully demonstrated the spirit of lean logistics.
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