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It’s common for companies to have a lot of excess transportation waste in their processes. Typically, companies will just bolt on machines as they add new business, which by design, creates a lot of unnecessary travel distances. Of course, this happens because companies don’t want to move their machines again and again and again, but when you consider the consequences of keeping things in the same state, the waste that you build into your process gets out of control very quickly. You’ll always want to consider travel distance from one operation to the next when you look at plant layouts and efficient processes.