Month: January 2009

Total 29 Posts

Conveyance is the Shadow of Information

Shigeo Shingo, the granddaddy of lean thinking industrial engineers once wrote, “Time is the shadow of motion” and a lot of other things that sound more cryptic than they should thanks to the wonders of inadequate translation. Nonetheless there’s deep wisdom in the words he left us in his many

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SNED – Single Night Exchange of Domiciles?

Normally SMED in lean talk stands for single minute exchange of dies. Shigeo Shingo, industrial engineering consultant to Toyota wrote a book about this methodology and it has made possible small lot production and the reduction of lost capacity worldwide. SMED is a wonderful thing. But what if you’ve fallen

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