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Lean Production for the Small Company by Mike Elbert

By Mike Elbert

A hands-on consultant to adapting Lean rules and the Toyota construction approach to high-mix/low-volume environments, Lean construction for the Small corporation uses charts, images, and easy-to-understand language to explain the tools had to increase tactics and do away with waste. It walks readers during the right order of implementation and describes difficulties and pitfalls in addition to time-tested strategies.

Explaining the best way to include latest structures right into a Lean approach, the ebook begins with the basics and builds on them to explain the total diversity of instruments and strategies had to enforce Lean. It outlines how one can layout factories for Lean production and demonstrates the way to get rid of diversifications inside company and production tactics to accomplish a tender non-stop movement of product that offers your product on time to buyers.

The instruments, tools, and beliefs mentioned are acceptable in any and all components of your business—from production and revenues to human assets. The textual content unveils new equipment and instruments that could assist you decrease stock, enhance stock turns, and facilitate uncooked fabric circulation in the course of the manufacturing facility. It information easy methods to use purchaser order calls for to agenda the creation flooring, instead of utilizing expected creation schedules. It additionally considers the accounting procedure and explains the best way to increase your cash-to-cash cycle time.

Drawing at the author’s a long time of expertise reworking high-mix vegetation to Lean, the textual content brings jointly assurance of the instruments and techniques that experience made Toyota such a success. the entire chapters during this ebook, while applied, will bring about a tradition switch that would remodel your organization right into a studying association that consistently gets rid of waste and improves its processes.

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When trying to change the culture of an organization, you must continuously reinforce why the change is needed and what the new culture will be. Some Will Leave Us (Making the Really Tough Decision, Removing Human Roadblocks) You cannot sustain change, if it is not enforced, until it becomes a part of your culture. Your higher-�level management team needs to take the necessary steps to ensure the momentum is sustained even if it means removing uncommitted managers from their positions. You as managers must have honest, forthright discussions about such situations.

This tag will show the proper disposition for the material or tool. Remove the surplus material and tools from the area and place in a centralized separate collection area. ; you want some place where people will not go and reclaim this material for use. Next, decide how to dispose of the surplus material. You may decide to keep some tools as backups, give some away, sell them, or just throw them away. For the backup tools, store them in a secure place with limited access so they do not find their way back to the production floor unless they are needed.

Make sure that these people are very objective and open with their comments and have a basic understanding of Lean production from either practical experience or studying this book. Chapter 5 Value Stream Maps: The Amazing Tool (Critical to Your Success) What a Value Stream Map Is and Why You Need It The value stream map (VSM) is critical to your success at driving waste out of your company. Please take the time to read and truly understand this chapter; it will be of great benefit later in your Lean journey.

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