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Lean systems
operations systems that maximize the value added by each of a company’s activities by paring unnecessary resources and delays from them.
Just-in-time (JIT) philosophy
The belief that waste can be eliminated by cutting unnecessary capacity or inventory and removing non-value-added activities in operations.
JIT system
A system that organizes the resources, information flows, and decision rules that enable a firm to realize the benefits of JIT principles.
Push method
A method in which production of the item begins in advance of customer needs.
Pull Method
A method in which customer demand activates production of the service or item.
Example: A restaurant where food is only prepared when orders are placed.
what kind of work flow does the lean system use?
Lean systems use the pull method of work flow.
Quality at the source
an organization-wide effort to improve the quality of a firm’s products by having employees act as their own quality inspectors, and never pass defective units to next stage.
poka-yoke
mistake-proofing methods aimed at designing fail safe systems that minimize human error.
jidoka, and andon
gives machines and machine operators the ability to detect when an abnormal condition has occurred.
two approach for implementing quality at the source are?
poka-yoke and jidoka / andon approach
Lot
A quantity of items that are processed together.
Setup
The group of activities needed to change or readjust a process between successive lots of items.
Single-digit setup
The goal of having a setup time of less than 10 minutes.
Mixed-model assembly
produces a mix of models in smaller lots.
Five S (5S) A methodology consisting of five workplace practices conducive to visual controls and lean production
Sort,Straighten, shine, standardize, sustain
Lot
A quantity of items that are processed together.
Setup
The group of activities needed to change or readjust a process between successive lots of items.
Single-digit setup
The goal of having a setup time of less than 10 minutes.
Mixed-model assembly
produces a mix of models in smaller lots.
Five S (5S) A methodology consisting of five workplace practices conducive to visual controls and lean production
Sort,Straighten, shine, standardize, sustain
Value stream mapping (VSM)
a qualitative lean tool for eliminating waste (or muda) that involves a current state drawing, a future state drawing, and an implementation plan.
Value stream mapping (VSM)
spans the entire value chain, from the firm’s receipt of raw materials to the delivery of finished goods to the customer.
Schedule Stability
Daily production schedules in high-volume, make-to-stock environments must be stable for extended periods