By Lonnie Wilson
A pragmatic, Hands-on advisor to Lean ManufacturingThis real-world source bargains confirmed strategies for imposing lean production in an company surroundings, protecting the engineering and construction facets in addition to the enterprise tradition issues. full of distinct examples, the ebook specializes in the speedy software of lean rules in order that huge, early monetary earnings will be made. easy methods to enforce Lean production explains Toyota construction procedure (TPS) practices and specifies the unique order during which lean suggestions may be utilized to accomplish greatest profits. international case reports illustrate successes and pitfalls of lean production projects. notice how to:Rigorously attempt and retest the nation of your "leanness" with specific evaluatorsDevelop and set up plant-wide innovations and goalsImprove velocity and caliber and dramatically decrease costsReduce version within the production method in an effort to lessen inventoryReduce lead instances to let better responsiveness and flexibilitySynchronize construction and provide to the customerCreate circulate and identify pull-demand systemsPerform system-wide and particular value-stream reviews Generate a finished checklist of hugely concentrated Kaizen activitiesSustain method profits deal with constraints and decrease bottlenecksImplement mobile production
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Having a short lead time not only improves their quality responsiveness and cash flow, it dramatically increases their possibility of getting future work. If the salesman can quote short lead times and deliver, he will get a lot of business. He will literally steal business from long-lead-time suppliers even if he does not have the lowest cost. Interestingly enough, in my experience I have found that those with the shortest lead times are often also the suppliers with the lowest cost. “A ” P L e a n M a n u f a c t u r i n g a n d t h e To y o t a P r o d u c t i o n S y s t e m In fact in our rapidly changing world, although short lead times do not guarantee success for this oint of Clarity The way to type of business, long lead times will almost certainly become more responsive and guarantee failure.
Herein lies an interesting aside. It is part of the genius of Ohno and others like him that they do not care if you try to copy them. They know that you can’t unless you have undertaken and built the foundation that they had in place when they started their individual journey of quantity control. Most think they can bypass this step and are always disappointed to find that there are no shortcuts. If you want the benefits of the TPS, the foundational issues must be addressed. It does not mean you should not embark on the journey.
With quality costs, there are at least two major problems. The first issue is that many of the major quality costs are not quantifiable. For example, what is the true cost of a customer return? What is the cost of a field warrantee failure? What is the cost of the loss of future business? However, even worse than that, the American system of cost accounting does not capture quality costs very well. Our financial accounting systems are designed to take care of two business needs: the profit and loss statement and the issue of taxes.