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Just-in-Time Production & Kanban

We’ve covered 5S Manufacturing processes and Cellular Manufacturing, so today’s focus is on another lean thinking method: Just-in-Time Production and Kanban. Introduction Just-in-Time Production or JIT, and cellular manufacturing are closely related, as a cellular production layout is typically a prerequisite for achieving Just-in-Time production…. Continue Reading →

Lean Cellular Manufacturing: Processing, Methods, Layouts, and Implementation

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Cellular manufacturing helps reduce waste by reducing defects that result from processing and product changeovers. Since products or components move through a cell one piece at a time, operators can quickly identify and address defects. Autonomation (jidoka) in cellular systems helps prevent waste by signaling when defects occur.

The 5S System – Lean Thinking

Lean Manufacturing and the Environment From the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Introduction Download the free 5S Hand-book PDF 5S is a system to reduce waste and optimize productivity through maintaining an orderly workplace using visual cues to achieve more consistent… Continue Reading →

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