waterspider
 n.— «A lean packing operation features ergonomically designed workcells, each outfitted with the same equipment, which support standardized work and make it easy for employees to rotate from one workstation to the next. Each workcell utilizes standard-sized boxes and has the necessary dunnage within easy reach. A dedicated material support person (a “waterspider” in lean parlance) helps replenish packaging supplies for all of the cells and loads the sealed boxes onto pallets.» —“Lean Distribution: Shaping Up to Ship Out” by Ken Koenemann IndustryWeek June 10, 2008. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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