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Right-Sized Tools

Process equipment that is highly capable, easy to maintain (and therefore available to produce whenever needed), quick to changeover, easy to move, and designed to be installed in small increments of capacity to facilitate capital and labor linearity.

Examples of right-sized tools are small washing machines, heat treatment ovens, and paint booths that can be placed in process sequence in cells to facilitate continuous flow.

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