Lean Manufacturing workstation

Ergonomic and modular workstations for Logistics and Supply Chain

BG Log UK’s project

BG Log collaborated in 2021 and is continuing to realize several workstations for the “Logistics and Supply Chain” sector also in 2022. Workstations, capable of speeding up and making operations for operators more efficient.

They can be used in many phases, like packaging, assembly, material picking, quality control and monitoring of production KPIs.

They are made using “Made in Italy” tubular profiles, produced in our new factory, brackets and different types of accessories such as: shadow boards, drawers, feed lanes conveyors, monitor supports, or perforated panels for equipment.

Flexible and modular solutions, which can be easily reconfigured, according to the changing needs of production layouts. Having a modular workstation allows you to create an innovative and flexible layout, ensuring high operational safety and adherence to the principles of Lean Manufacturing.

BG Log UK workstation

Ergonomics and workstations

Ergonomics is a science that deals with the study of functions and the interaction between the three elements that form a work system:

  • Operator
  • Machine
  • Environment

The ergonomics goal is therefore to ensure the health and safety of operators by improving and optimizing operations. The workstation tools must protect the physical health of the operators, exposed for a long time to repetitive operations.

Activities, such as lifting, moving, pushing and dragging weights, can cause the onset of diseases that damage the spine, joints and muscles. These small injuries can worsen, which is why it is essential to have work stations that provide ergonomics and safety.

Lean Manufacturing workstation
Lean Manufacturing workstation

BG Log UK workstations

BG Log UK solutions are designed according to the 5S logic, and therefore:

  1. Seiri, Sort: Simplify, choose and separate = organize the equipment within the workstation, eliminating all that is not necessary.
  2. Seiton, set in order: Arranging, ordering and organizing = involves inserting all the components in the right place, clearly visible, identifiable, so that access to the materials is quick and easy.
  3. SEISO: Shine – Shine, clean = the workplace must be clean and tidy.
  4. SEIKETSU: Standardize: Stabilize = it is necessary to create standard processes and procedures that are visible, shared and applied by all.
  5. SHITSUKE: Sustain over time = what is created must not be lost over time, but daily, through small continuous improvements, must be sustained.

Here are some suggestions which we apply to BG Log UK workstations:

  • Height-adjustable workstations: in the assembly and packaging phases, the operators are divided into more shifts. Alternating and changing the work benches heights , brings advantages on the physical health of the staff, essential for better ergonomics and safety. We simply apply height-adjustable feet.
Lean Manufacturing workstation with height-adjustable feet
Lean Manufacturing workstation with height-adjustable feet
  • Materials arrangement: to avoid unnecessary movements, excessive efforts, or problems related to disorder and a lack of organization, we apply solutions able to arrange the materials, in the most suitable way. Shelves, shadow boards, holder panels, racks and cable passing tubes, represent some solutions for organizing and arranging the components in the best possible way.
Lean Manufacturing workstation
Lean Manufacturing workstation
  • Lighting: providing areas within the workstation where place the lights is essential to reduce fatigue, improve concentration and reduce risks and errors.
Lean Manufacturing workstation
Lean Manufacturing workstation
  • ESD workstations: in some sectors, where selective materials are handled, it becomes essential to create stainless steel stations and galvanized brackets. For example in sectors, such as food, biomedical and where there is a need to store conductive materials.

BG Log UK solutions for Logistics and Supply Chain

Lean Manufacturing workstation
  • Stainless steel tubular profile
  • ESD brackets
  • 1 Steel drawer under the worktop
  • 1 Removable shelf
  • 1 Inclined shelf for positioning the keyboard
  • 1 Inclined shelf
  • 1 Monitor stand
  • MDF tops
Lean Manufacturing workstation
  • Stainless steel tubular profile
  • ESD brackets
  • 4 Pivoting wheels with brakes
  • 4 height-adjustable feet
  • Top in white melamine
Lean Manufacturing workstation
  • Stainless steel tubular profile
  • ESD brackets
  • 6 Pivoting wheels with brakes
  • 4 height-adjustable feet
  • Top in white melamine
  • 3 Cable entry caps
  • 1 Lower shelf, divided into 3 compartments

Lean Manufacturing workstation
  • Stainless steel tubular profile
  • ESD brackets
  • 6 Pivoting wheels with brakes
  • 4 height-adjustable feet
  • Top in white melamine
  • 3 Cable entry caps
  • 1 Lower shelf divided into 3 removable compartments

  • Stainless steel tubular profile
  • ESD brackets
  • 6 Pivoting wheels with brakes
  • 4 height-adjustable feet
  • Top in white melamine
  • 2 Cable gland plugs
  • 2 removable shelves
  • 3 shelves in white melamine
  • 2 panels for side cover in white melamine

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