Kanban for the Shopfloor


Author: Productivity Press Development Team

Publisher: SteinerBooks

ISBN: 9781563272691

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 96

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Information to implement the lean production or Just In Time (JIT) system developed at Toyota Motor Company.

Kanban for the Shopfloor Learning Package


Author: Productivity Press. Development Team

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781563272844

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 226

View: 1563

Topics include: The difference between kanban and conventional ordering systems. Types of kanbans. Six rules for optimizing a kanban system. How to use line balancing and load leveling in regards to takt time and kanban. When and how to circulate kanban cards. How to reduce the number of kanbans. Using kanban as a visual system. The kanban learning package includes the following: Leader's Guide 5 copies of Kanban for the Shopfloor 1 laminated job aid: A Kanban Implementation Summary 1 copy of the classic book Kanban: Just-In-Time At Toyota, and additional presentation materials on CD Purchase Separately: Kanban for the Shopfloor book - ISBN 1-56327-269-5 $25.00 Kanban: Just-in-Time at Toyota by Japan Mgmt. Assoc. (ed), Translated by David J. Lu - ISBN 0-915299-48-8 $45.00

Kanban for the Supply Chain

Fundamental Practices for Manufacturing Management, Second Edition


Author: Stephen Cimorelli

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439895503

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 137

View: 5319

Following in the footsteps of its popular predecessor, the second edition of this workbook explains how to apply kanban replenishment systems to improve material flow. Kanban for the Supply Chain: Fundamental Practices for Manufacturing Management, Second Edition provides readers with a detailed roadmap for achieving a successful and sustainable kanban implementation. Detailing the steps required for each stage of the manufacturing and supply chain management process, this updated edition focuses on creating an environment for success. It addresses internal mechanisms, including leveling production schedules, as well as external elements, such as conducting a thorough analysis of customer demand. Numerous techniques are presented for setting up kanban that consider a wide array of material types, dimensions, and storage media. This edition presents a wealth of new tools and techniques useful across the broad spectrum of manufacturing environments, including: A statistical data cleansing technique to remove questionable or irrelevant data from kanban calculations Correlation analysis based on simple Excel techniques to guide the decisions around which part numbers "qualify" for kanban An alternative "stair-step analysis" approach for those who are unable to generate correlation data and prefer to use more readily available monthly demand history An approach to analyze supplier performance data vs. lead time and lot size expectations, with risk mitigation strategies for poor performing suppliers This book is for those who are ready to stop thinking about a conversion from materials requirements planning push techniques to kanban pull techniques and want to make it happen now. Stephen Cimorelli provides actionable advice for installing fundamental kanban concepts that can immediately help you increase manufacturing productivity and profitability. The book includes team-based exercises that reinforce key principles as well as a CD with helpful outlines, charts, figures, and diagrams.

Collaborative Design and Planning for Digital Manufacturing


Author: Lihui Wang,Andrew Yeh Ching Nee

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1848822871

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 413

View: 9197

Collaborative design has attracted much attention in the research community in recent years. With increasingly decentralized manufacturing systems and processes, more collaborative approaches and systems are needed to support distributed manufacturing operations. "Collaborative Design and Planning for Digital Manufacturing" presents a focused collection of quality chapters on the state-of-the-art research efforts in the area of collaborative design and planning, as well as their practical applications towards digital manufacturing. "Collaborative Design and Planning for Digital Manufacturing" provides both a broad-based review of the key areas of research in digital manufacturing, and an in-depth treatment of particular methodologies and systems, from collaborative design to distributed planning, monitoring and control. Recent development and innovations in this area provide a pool of focused research efforts, relevant to a wide readership from academic researchers to practicing engineers.

Kaizen for the Shop Floor

A Zero-Waste Environment with Process Automation


Author: Productivity Press Development Team

Publisher: SteinerBooks

ISBN: 9781563272721

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 87

View: 6873

Kaizen, which simply means continuous improvement, is the foundation of all lean production improvements. Kaizen events are opportunities to make focused changes in the workplace. Kaizen for the Shopfloor takes you through the critical steps in conducting a very effective kaizen event - one that is well-planned, well-implemented, and well-followed-up. As the newest addition to the Shingo Prize-Winning Shopfloor Series, Kaizen for the Shopfloor distils the complexities of jumpstarting lean processes into an easily accessible format for the frontline employees who make lean possible.

Automotive Production Systems and Standardisation

From Ford to the Case of Mercedes-Benz


Author: Constanze Clarke

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3790816280

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 238

View: 3073

In January 2000, Mercedes-Benz started to implement the Mercedes-Benz Prod- tion System (MPS) throughout its world-wide passenger car plants. This event is exemplary of a trend within the automotive industry: the creation and introduction of company-specific standardised production systems. It gradually emerged with the introduction of the Chrysler Operating System (COS) in the mid-1990s and represents a distinct step in the process towards implementing the universal pr- ciples of lean thinking as propagated by the MIT-study. For the academic field of industrial sociology and labour policy, the emergence of this trend seems to mark a new stage in the evolution of the debate about production systems in the auto- tive industry (Jürgens 2002:2), particularly as it seems to undermine the stand of the critics of the one-best way model (Boyer and Freyssenet 1995). The introduction of company-level standardised production systems marks the starting point of the present study. At the core of it is a case study about the M- cedes Benz Production System (MPS).

Trust and Power on the Shop Floor

An Ethnographical, Ethical and Philosophical Study on Responsible Behaviour in Industrial Organisations


Author: Maarten Johannes Verkerk

Publisher: Eburon Uitgeverij B.V.

ISBN: 9059720334

Category: Social Science

Page: 491

View: 896

Trust and Power on the Shop Floor examines the shop floor processes of modern factories through two case studies. Maarten Verkerk draws on ethnography, organizational theory, and philosophy to offer an insightful analysis of how high-trust and high-power relations between management and labor are the keys to successful organizations. Verkerk ultimately offers a masterful study of the dynamics of the modern industrial organization.

Pull Production for the Shopfloor


Author: Productivity Press Development Team

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466530308

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 128

View: 9633

In a "pull" production system, the final process pulls needed parts from the previous process, which pulls from the process before it, and so on, as determined by customer demand. This allows you to operate without preset schedules and avoid unnecessary costs, wastes, and delays on the manufacturing floor. Pull Production for the Shopfloor introduces production teams and managers to basic pull production concepts, enabling them to begin understanding, planning, and implementing this lean tool. Use this book to get everyone on board to reduce work in process inventory, lead-time, and other profit-draining expenses. This book will enable plant managers to explain and thereby get support the support they need from higher management for their pull implementation efforts. In this book you will learn about: Key concepts and applications of pull production The five steps to implementing a pull production system Production leveling Line balancing Managing pull production with kanban One-piece flow production Linking your suppliers to your pull production system Productivity's Shopfloor Series books offer a simple, cost-effective approach for building basic knowledge about key manufacturing improvement topics. Like all our Shopfloor Series books, Pull Production for the Shopfloor includes innovative instructional features that are the signature of the Shopfloor Series. The goal: to place powerful and proven improvement tools such as pull production techniques in the hands of your entire workforce. Key learning features include: Well-organized, and easy-to-assimilate learning Chapter overviews and summaries Questions throughout each chapter to help you apply the learning to your own workplace Drawings and illustrations Margin icons that flag definitions, main points, and other highlights

Implementing a Mixed Model Kanban System

The Lean Replenishment Technique for Pull Production


Author: James Vatalaro,Robert Taylor

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781563272868

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 124

View: 5611

When describing kanban implementation most information resources merely reference it without explaining it in technical terms or providing implementation details. Authors James Vatalaro and Robert Taylor address the need for kanban implementation guidance in Implementing a Mixed Model Kanban System: The Lean Replenishment Technique for Pull Production. Implementing a Mixed Model Kanban System is a comprehensive and in-depth guide to implementing a kanban within the value stream. Its plain-language approach provides step-by-step coverage and guidance of the implementation, metrics, and dynamics of an effective kanban system based on proven reliable methods honed through years of implementation experience within manufacturing and non-manufacturing environments. By focusing on a case study of a manufacturing company trying to create and maintain continuous flow in their value stream. Vatalaro and Taylor show the reader how to construct their own kanban process, from beginning to end. This book carefully identifies and explains each of the components of a kanban system within the context of pull production. The authors' common sense approach makes this book an excellent "on the floor" resource for all levels of "lean learners." In addition, a CD-ROM is included, containing the spreadsheets and forms discussed in the text.

Shop Floor Control Systems

From design to implementation


Author: A. Bauer,J. Browne,R. Bowden,J. Duggan

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401112967

Category: Science

Page: 348

View: 1372

In recent years there has been a tremendous upsurge of interest in manufac turing systems design and analysis. Large industrial companies have realized that their manufacturing facilities can be a source of tremendous opportunity if managed well or a huge corporate liability if managed poorly. In particular industrial managers have realized the potential of well designed and installed production planning and control systems. Manufacturing, in an environment of short product life cycles and increasing product diversity, looks to tech niques such as manufacturing resource planning, Just In Time (lIT) and total quality control among others to meet the challenge. Customers are demanding high quality products and very fast turn around on orders. Manufacturing personnel are aware of the lead time from receipt of order to delivery of completed orders at the customer's premises. It is clear that this production lead time is, for the majority of manufacturing firms, greatly in excess of the actual processing or manufacturing time. There are many reasons for this, among them poor coordination between the sales and manufacturing function. Some are within the control of the manufacturing function. Others are not.