chapter  12
Conveyance between stations
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The conveyance system moves parts between stations in an assembly line. It should not be a WIP buffer, it should not artificially separate subsequent stations, it should not lose product orientation, and it should not be shared among multiple conveyance tasks. The goals for the conveyance system include, for quality reasons, preserving the process sequence by moving one unit at a time in first-in-first-out mode and by being unobtrusive, safe, and inexpensive.