A Checklist for Lights-Out Production

This article reviews some of the fundamental questions and practical consideration that should be asked and answered before taking on a lights-out production process.

The technology for adding a second or third workerless shift is available to any shop that is trying to reduce its cost-per-part while meeting quality and delivery demands. Choosing from the various technologies and making them work within the individual application is the trick.

This article, “Preparing for Lights-Out Production,” reviews some of the fundamental questions and practical consideration that should be asked and answered before taking on a lights-out production process. It’s more than just running an unattended shift or two; rather, it’s about doing the prep work to make sure the shifts run correctly.

A lot of bad parts can be manufactured during a full production shift. Doing the work up-front to ensure the process is stable and fits the application is key to being in a position to take advantage of lights-out production.

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