Figure 1. A cluttered shop-floor by djh75337

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									3) EXAMPLES OF LOW-COST IMPROVEMENT




Figure 1. A cluttered shop-floor.




Figure 2. The same shop-floor after removal of all unnecessary items.




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Figure 3. (a) Storage rack for metal pieces and rolls of wire.
           (b) Wooden support frame for heavy metal bars.
           (c) Container for scrap and rubbish.




Figure 4. Vertical rack. Metal rods and       Figure 5. Metal and scrap rack.
bars of different profile can be stored       In this free-standing storage unit.
efficiently in a limited area or near the     The front section (a) slope and has
job. Tray-type shelves provide room for       a number of compartments for
small pieces.                                 storing angle iron, flats and bars.
                                              The back section (b) provides room
                                               for vertical storage of full-length
                                               metal sheets. (Cut sheets can be
                                               stored in the center section) (c) on
                                               the shelves.



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Figure 6. Horizontal bar rack. This free-standing unit may be used singly to
store short pieces or two of these racks placed in line to store long pieces.




Figure 7. Multi-level horizontal storage rack for metal sheets or plywood.
          Remember to keep everything dry, otherwise water tends to spread
          between the sheets and damage them.



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Figure 8. A wall cabinet for tool storage. Made of wood panels and equipped
          with four locking doors. It provides easy access to any tool and takes
          an absolute minimum of floor space.




Figure 9. Shelving designed to use wall        Figure 10. Multi-storey racks for
          space only                                      relatively light metal
                                                          bars, rods and tubes.




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Figure 11. A metal storage rack can be fitted to the wall at any point and used
           for storage of metal rods and bars of various lengths.




Figure 12. An open-front rack designed to provide frontal access to the
           material stored.




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                                       Figure 13. Simple home-made
                                                  flat tool storage
                                                  makes it easy to
                                                  control inventory
                                                  and to find the
                                                  required tool
                                                  quickly




Figure 14. The outline of each
           tool should be
           drawn to show
           where it goes. This
           hopes maintain
           order and
           immediately shows
           if anything is
           mission from the
           tool board.



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Figure 15. Tool inserts are ideal for storing tapes, drills, cutters, etc., in sloping
           storage units varying in depth and width. Labels can be fitted on the
           front side of the cross beams.




Figure 16. Rotating bins. Revolving shelves eliminate wasted space usually
           found at the back of shelf. This is a very appropriate for servicing a
           group of operators sharing one work-station.




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Figure 17. Hand bin containers for storage of small parts. The front opening
           makes the parts easy to see and provides ready access to the stock.




Figure 18. The bins can be stacked at the work-bench or placed on special
           racks.




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Figure 19. The bins can be stacked on rotary racks.




                        Figure 20. The bins can be stacked on regular shelves.


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Figure 21. Placement of tools in accordance with frequency of use.
             (a) Before
             (b) After




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