How to save time and money at the end-of-line with your Stringo

Posted by Stringo - 28 January, 2021

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By reducing downtime and speeding up the operation at end-of-line, you will increase the overall efficiency. By upgrading your process you will soon see results in terms of reduced costs and improved operational performance.

Why upgrade your end-of-line operation?

If you haven’t already changed your operational process at end-of-line, you have a golden opportunity to make improvements that make a substantial difference. By investing in future-proof equipment that provides a quick turnaround, you will quickly increase the overall efficiency. 

Outdated or inferior equipment and obsolete methods are the most common reasons why automotive end-of-line operations fail to transform the process. With the help of a professional vehicle mover, you can easily simplify crucial steps and save both time and money.

Save valuable time by improved efficiency

Keep the line running

A vehicle mover is the fastest way to get inoperable vehicles off the line. With a vehicle mover, it takes less than 60 seconds to remove a non-starter from end-of-line. This means you won’t need to stop the line, reducing your downtime exponentially. The average time to remove vehicles without a professional machine is 5-10 minutes.

Maximize working hours

When you’re using obsolete techniques like pushing or towing the vehicles, you’re depending on employees leaving their assignments to push or steer the car. A vehicle mover is a one-person operation, meaning you won’t have to rely on the employees of the shift to solve an unexpected situation. The operators assigned to maneuver the vehicle mover know exactly what to do, and the other employees can keep on with their work. This will save many hours a week in your end-of-line operation.

Learn more: The difference between using a vehicle mover and push cars by hand

Move vehicles in tight spaces

Sometimes the spacing between the back of one vehicle and the front of another vehicle can be tight. If you want to move it with a mechanical pusher or other moving devices, you need to push it by hand to fit the right equipment. This time-consuming activity will delay the whole moving process, causing unnecessary downtime. With an auto mover, you can get close to the cars even in tight spaces, and remove them without stopping the line.

Save money by cutting unnecessary costs

Reduce downtime costs

The average price for stopping the assembly line is 20 000 dollars. When you hand push your vehicles or use a mechanical pusher, it usually takes 5-10 minutes to remove a non-starter from end-of-line. With a vehicle mover, you get it out of the way within 60 seconds. This means you won’t have to stop the line. Cutting these downtime costs will save you a lot of money. A vehicle mover will soon pay for itself only by reducing your downtime costs.

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Zero damage to vehicles

Moving methods where you need to touch the body of the car are always potential damage situations. To fix a broken tail light, headlights, or a bumper can cost thousands of dollars. By using a vehicle mover, you remove the damage risk completely. Since the vehicle mover only touches the tires of the cars, you won’t have to worry about vehicle damage.

One-person operation

Since it only takes one person to navigate the vehicle mover, you will save valuable work hours by not needing to pull the operators away from the job they’re assigned to do. The operators that are assigned to move the vehicles will soon become experts, and the process will get even more efficient.

Improved safety and employee satisfaction 

The safety features of a vehicle mover can’t be compared to any other moving method or equipment. When your operator moves heavy cars in difficult environments he or she is completely safe. The operator is protected by the vehicle mover, and the risk of injuries is minimized. 

When the operator is in full control of the vehicle you also reduce the safety risk for other employees in the plant. The money you save by having a safe work environment isn't as important as having healthy and secure employees. When your employees feel protected by the company the employee satisfaction will increase. Well-being is important to improve performance and reduce the number of sick days.

Upgrade your process for increased efficiency

By upgrading end-of-line operations with a vehicle mover you will quickly improve crucial steps in the process. Less coordination, clearer communication, and increased overall efficiency are some of the benefits.

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Do you have questions about how a vehicle mover could improve your end-of-line operations? Contact us to get in touch with your local vehicle mover specialist!

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