Month: December 2003

Total 4 Posts

Focus on Flow Streamlines 5S

At the core of Lean Enterprise Transformation are the fundamental principles of customer focus, getting rid of the 7 wastes and creating flow. What follows is the alphabet soup of Lean tools in order to achieve this, including but not limited to 5S, TPM, 3P, QFD, 6, SMED, JIT, VSM,

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The Lean Factory is Not an Orchestra

The idea of an orchestra is sometimes used to explain Takt Time (the beat of production paced to customer demand). While an orchestra makes sense that the instruments (processes) should be playing music (doing production) to the same beat (customer demand), it doesn稚 make sense in terms of a flow

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