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Category: Material Handling

LIFO for Temporary Items

Posted in Material Handling

Regulation of the cargo loading system, LIFO (Last In First Out) at the time must be done because the conditions of loading and unloading is not possible. For example, where a limited problem, not just horizontally, and the only way is stacked. Stacking stuff like this is not possible for the FIFO system.

Regulation of Last In First Out is usually used for the relatively rapid turnover of goods with a cheaper cost considerations and the risk of delay did not significantly affect the quality of goods. As an example of activities that use this system is the activity of truck loading and unloading containers to place temporary placements before being transported to stores.

Lean Quality by FIFO Concept

Posted in Material Handling, and Seiton

The experience that is easy to give examples of the FIFO system is operating effectively is a restaurant because food expiration date only a few minutes. In the restaurant industry, the concept of FIFO is very pronounced affect quality. You imagine if a serving of food not served immediately. Presentation of the food after cooking should not be longer than 30 minutes. This is intended to maintain the quality and condition of the food was still warm.


If a restaurant only a few visitors, the presentation can be overcome and will not make serious problem. However, if high demand with long queues will require temporary storage. This temporary storage must be managed based on the concept Seiton to FIFO. 5S concept recommended is to set the queue system as easy as possible and minimize the accumulation of errors that are too long.