Beyond Conveyors: Conveying a Quality Solution

Beyond Conveyors: Conveying a Quality Solution

Designing the optimal material handling systems requires a deep understanding of the product, process, and challenges inherent in the manufacturing process.

Designing the optimal material handling systems requires a deep understanding of the product, process, and challenges inherent in the manufacturing process.  The product determines the properties, weights and volumes to be handled.Understanding the complete process allows a tight integration between the manufacturing operations and the conveying of material in/out of these operations. Assessing the challenges facilitates the design of a solution that optimizes the right dimension – be that WIP, floorspace, cycle time, etc.  Once this deep understanding is gained a conceptual solution can be developed and tested against requirements, regulations, and expectations.  Validation of the solution at this conceptual level reduced errors and complications prior to engineering, fabricating and implementing the system.[…]

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John Murdoch
John Murdoch is CEO of Alfacon Solutions Ltd., based in Canada. Murdoch is a thought-leader in both the manufacturing and materials handling sectors. Leveraging more than a quarter century of experience, Murdoch brings a unique perspective to engineered material handling solutions and the role of automation. Murdoch can be reached at john.murdoch@AlfaconSolutions.com.