Line Balancing

Achieve balance with Applied Logistics

The Line Balancing Module uses a routing to create the initial Line Balance. By using the Line Balancing Module you can review and make changes to the balance to achieve the required throughput.

Work elements can be moved between workstations; the number of operators at each workstation can be changed; a workstation can be added or deleted. At stations with more than one operator, distribution of the work within the station can be analyzed to improve the station balance.
Line Balancing uses the data from one or several plans. Multiple parts can be balanced on the same line. Based on the times, the Line Balancing Module retrieves all operations and their associated elements and displays a Yamazumi Chart, showing the amount of time each part spends at each workstation.

Benefits

• Balancing Your Line 
When a production review indicates a need to modify the balance, the editing functions within the Line Balancing Module make it easy. You can move work elements via the Yamazumi Chart, drag and drop, or cut and paste any associated work instructions. Tools and materials will automatically move as well, station manning levels can be increased or decreased, workstations added or removed, and allowances modified.
• Balance Multiple Parts 
Up to twenty (20) parts on the same line.
• Engineered Labor Standards 
Station work content is based on accurate, well-engineered labor standards.
• What If? 
The Line Balancing Module lets you evaluate multiple analyses to predict the impact before implementing changes on the floor. Applied Logistics supports your lean manufacturing initiatives.
• Export to Simulation 
The export function allows the data to be imported into simulation software, so you can see the line balance running.

Features

• Graphical Analysis 
Line Balances can be viewed graphically by station against TAKT, Value-Added, and Operations.
• Linked Data 
Moving the work also moves the data for associated Work Instructions, Tools, Materials, Control Plans, Notes, and Video. Work can be dragged and dropped on the Yamazumi Charts or cut and pasted.
• What If Analysis? 
Multiple balances can be tried, saved, and compared in order to find optimal Line Balance. EASEworks provides you with the tools to create solutions to identify and obtain optimal capacity.
• Multi Model 
Supports multiple models run on the same line.
• Video 
Each step can have its own video.
• Integrated With Planning and Labor Standards Modules 
Full integration with routings, process plans, ELS, and work instructions is provided.

Testimonials

When it comes to a sophisticated approach to distribution and warehouse management, working with Applied Logistics was a natural. Their systematic approach saved us money and allowed us to run our distribution of nationwide products efficiently. Our partnership benefits all at Lowe's. Joseph Mabry; Executive VP of Logistics & Distribution As one of the largest food & drug retailers in North America, Safeway Inc. is an innovative company founded on a simple value philosophy: taking care of our customers is what Applied Logistics did for us. Reliable and safe distribution and management systems allowed us to maximize our revenue. Jerry Tidwell, Sr. VP Safeway Supply Operations Applied Logistics exemplifies the values of Snap-on. Their strong ability to demonstrate integrity, always respect the company in all situations, promote our teamwork, and listen to our inputs to suggested solutions, has made us value our partnership with Applied Logistics. Over the years our distribution, transportation and warehouse management efficiency has drastically increased due to their innovative software and management process. If you are not using it, you are simply wasting your money! Gary Henning, Operations Development