We recently re-shot the first video I ever created back in 2008.
Specifically, this video shows the difference between one piece flow and mass production.
I first learned of this simulation many years ago while reading the book Lean Thinking. In the book, James Womack writes about how he asked his children how they’d approach the stuffing of envelopes.
He wrote how his kids, like most of us, were initially drawn to mass production but later learned how one piece flow was, in fact, superior.
So, check the video out and let me know what you think. Is it smoke and mirrors? Perhaps I was working “faster” during the one piece flow part of the simulation?
I’d also encourage you to do the simulation yourself to see if you get the same results.
So check out the video and let us know what you think.