Sheet metal working and logistics: how Minifaber optimizes workMinifaber is a business known in the world for the quality of its sheet metal working services. Its success, besides to the professional staff and the innovative machinery, is also due to the organization of the work and the stock management that, thanks to the Kanban and Consignment stock principles, grant a lean and smooth productive process. This system lets Minifaber take care of the quality and punctuality of the supplies for the clients. Discover how it works in practical terms!
Sheet metal warehousing according to the Kanban’s principles
For years, Minifaber has been a promoter of sheet metal warehousing according to the Kanban philosophy, an approach coming from Japan and, in particular, from Toyota’s automotive production. In Minifaber’s warehouses, all the components required in sheet metal working are stored inside labelled containers: in fact, the Japanese term “kanban” means “label”. The containers are moved inside the company during all the productive steps and restocked as soon as the provisions end. This way, the stock level is always under control and, in particular, the lack or the excessive stock of the material can be avoided.
Consignment stock for fast and efficient sheet metal stamping
Another strength of Minifaber’s logistics for sheet metal working, the Consignment stock is a procedure according to which the output of the production is stored into the customers’ warehouses, or in external ones managed by the clients themselves.
This way, the advantages are double: Minifaber can reduce the space inside the company for the stock of the sheet metal finished products, while the customer has the supplies always ready in its warehouse, with no early investment; the finished products, in fact, remain a property of Minifaber until the client collects them.
Thanks to Kanban and Consignment stock, Minifaber can optimize the space and management process of the warehouse, reduce the logistics expenses and accelerate the productive process. In addition, optimizing the job, the company can spend more time in the sheet metal working and its development, supplying more and more complex and top quality finished products.