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How to Improve Productivity in an Assembly Line

At the turn of the twentieth century, the assembly line was created, an innovation in manufacturing so powerful that it is still used to this day. Even though the assembly line has become a mainstay in manufacturing for over 100 years, there are still aspects of the process that can be continually improved upon and optimized to reduce inefficiencies and waste. Productivity can be measured by the units of work produced per unit of time using raw materials and can be raised or lowered depending on how streamlined the assembly line is. Low productivity levels can be extremely detrimental to the manufacturing process and ultimately a company’s profitability, so how can we improve productivity in an assembly line?

Jun 1, 2021 7:30 PM Jacob Harris
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An Overview of Sub-Assembly: What is it?

Countless, if not all, manufacturers around the globe use the assembly line as the primary way to construct their product. But as with all things, the assembly line has its weaknesses as well. One such weakness is that sometimes there are just too many components for each product to be built efficiently. How do companies then overcome this issue? Fortunately, the process of sub-assembly has revolutionized how companies do manufacturing, especially with outsourcing their product sub-assembly. So, what is a sub-assembly, and how does it benefit companies?

May 25, 2021 2:42 PM Jacob Harris
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Assembly vs Subassembly

 

Assembly, light assembly, subassembly... These terms can refer to labor processes that create a product by putting a set of pieces together in the form of a device or mechanism. 

Commonly, several different manufacturers supply the various components needed to build a product. Then, an experienced team and proper facilities are required for the assembling of those parts and pieces into finished goods.

Oct 21, 2020 1:45 PM NewStream Enterprises
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What Makes NewStream's Assembly Services Different?

A Unique Culture

NewStream Enterprises, LLC is a full-service packaging, fulfillment, warehousing, assembly, distribution and supply chain management business centrally located in Springfield, Missouri. We are an employee-owned company that practices open-book management and business planning, as well as constant improvement processes that involve everyone on the team. These practices have shaped a culture of employees who think, act, and feel like owners. Thus, creating a workforce motivated to ensure quality, reliability, and cost savings for each customer. 

Jan 20, 2020 9:11 PM NewStream Enterprises
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