chapter  5
Visualizing the assembly process
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Many tools are available to visualize the assembly process for the purpose of analysing it or of communicating design or improvement ideas. In most plants, engineers are pressured to work hastily within the space marked as available on a facilities blueprint. This results in line designs with convoluted webs of material flows, excess WIP and transportation steps, imbalanced operator jobs, and the waste of floor space.