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Newcastle Systems in the News

Newcastle Introduces FH Series Mobile Powered Workstation to Meet Increased Healthcare Demand

Allows providers to print, test, and scan at outdoor testing sites, hotels, convention centers as well as traditional and temporary facilities.

Topics: Portable Power Efficiency COVID-19 physical distancing, personal workstation Physical Distancing Personal Workstation

Logistics Outsider Addresses Fixed Operations Constraints

This article, an interview with VP Derek Coppinger, was written by author Alan Segal, and was first published on Aftermarket Business World .

Topics: Supply Chain 3PL Process Improvement Efficiency Material Handling warehouse industry Warehouse Efficiency

The Value of Material Replenishment on the Production Floor

The greatest challenges in the manufacturing industry today stem from process inefficiency and wasted time and motion. In order to meet increasingly high demands, manufacturers need to get their product out the door quicker without sacrificing accuracy. In medical device manufacturing there is no room for errors caused by wasted motion. The production of medical instruments must be quick, yet precise, ensuring supplies produced are of the highest quality. One effective way to improve efficiency during the manufacturing process is to add a material replenishment specialist on the production floor. The job of this specialist is to make sure the workstations of each associate remain fully stocked with the necessary materials and refill as needed. With a material replenishment specialist floating around the production floor, associates never run the risk of running out of materials.

The time that manufacturing associates spend stepping away from tasks, removing their safety gear, and refilling their supplies results in non-value-added activity and countless wasted steps. With these replenished materials easily accessible via a specialist solely responsible for material replenishment, employees can keep production moving and focus on their task without stopping their work.
 
Succeeding with Material Replenishment – The Water Spider at Karl Storz

Topics: Manufacturing Process Improvement Efficiency water spider production floor Material Handling

Newcastle Systems Signs Distribution Agreement with BlueStar

The leading value-added solutions distributor will now offer extended warehouse & manufacturing mobility products in coordination with Newcastle Systems.

Topics: News Distribution Center Wireless Mobility Mobile Powered Workstation Carts Efficiency

Guest Commentary: Add Efficiency and Accuracy to the Manufacturing Process Through Mobility

The automotive manufacturing process is one of the most competitive and rigorous. Assembly plants move incredibly fast and there is immense pressure on the labor force to get things done quickly, and most importantly, accurately. Efficiency gains are essential to improve metrics and increase output. Over the past decade, numerous manufacturers have transitioned to automated technologies – implementing complex robots to replace human workers. However, the trend is now reversing. Brands like Mercedes-Benz have started “firing” robots and replacing them with human operators, largely for greater flexibility.

Topics: Mobility Manufacturing Labeling Efficiency Automation Automotive

Three Essential Tactics to Increase Efficiency on the Manufacturing Floor

Regardless of industry, efficiency gains and increased speed provide a competitive edge. The ever-increasing competition in the manufacturing world makes it necessary to find new, efficient ways to speed up the process while remaining accurate and productive. While flying robots and miracle technologies may promise to reshape the industry, we still have a way to go until full automation, and thus the most important asset on the manufacturing floor in 2019 will remain its people.

Topics: Manufacturing Mobile Power Efficiency