Lean Production for the Small Company

A hands-on guide to adapting Lean principles and the Toyota Production System to high-mix/low-volume environments, Lean Production for the Small Company uses charts, pictures, and easy-to-understand language to describe the methods needed ...

Author: Mike Elbert

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439877807

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 295

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A hands-on guide to adapting Lean principles and the Toyota Production System to high-mix/low-volume environments, Lean Production for the Small Company uses charts, pictures, and easy-to-understand language to describe the methods needed to improve processes and eliminate waste. It walks readers through the correct order of implementation and desc

Lean Manufacturing for the Small Shop Second Edition

But this company had selected a value stream that had about 3,500 active part
numbers, of all sizes and varieties, and almost limitless levels of complexity with
huge seasonal swings in order patterns. Even with my experience in performing ...

Author: Gary Conner

Publisher: Society of Manufacturing Engineers

ISBN: 0872638588

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 334

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A how-to guide to shortening delivery times, eliminating waste, improving quality, and reducing costs. It describes not only what to do, but includes many tools useful to the reader describing how to do it. It explores tools including kaizen, value stream mapping, takt time, determining optimum lot sizes, setup reduction and problem solving.

Lean Manufacturing

Business Bottom-Line Based John X. Wang. by a factor of 3, then we would
expect production to increase by less than a factor of 3 because 0.2 + 0.5 = 0.7<
1. f(,) . ..612612 4957 0205= = Since 4.957< (2.297)(3) = 6.891 the production ...

Author: John X. Wang

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420086034

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 288

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The delivery of real bottom-line results from manufacturing improvements has proven to be much harder than expected for most companies. TQM, Zero-Defect Manufacturing, and Business Process Re-engineering have dropped off the landscape for taking much too long and failing to deliver the promised results. Lean Six Sigma is now experiencing the same fundamental difficulty. Delineating a quantitative approach, Lean Manufacturing: Business Bottom-Line Based shows you how to revitalize Lean Six Sigma by aligning it with your business’ bottom line and thus delivering results that your executives, business leaders, and customers expect. Written by an expert who has transformed product design and manufacturing at companies ranging from Maytag and Visteon to General Electric, the book demonstrates that an awareness of manufacturing business metrics is absolutely essential for every lean manufacturing practitioner. The author has seen first-hand the limitation of traditional lean manufacturing driven by business bottom lines. He outlines case studies linking world events and manufacturing efficiency and presents lean manufacturing strategies and techniques designed to accelerate responses to current and future events on the floors of the world’s manufacturing facilities. Typically, advice on lean manufacturing comes in the form of techniques regarding a particular tool or tool-box, yet the factory floor, like everything in the global community, is profoundly driven by business bottom lines. This book presents a systematic approach to improve business bottom lines through identifying and eliminating waste, and adding value and fulfillment by flowing the product at the demand of the customer.

Becoming Lean

9 Implementing Lean Manufacturing at Gelman Sciences , Inc. by Matthew J.
Zayko , Walton M. Hancock , and Douglas J. Broughman Editor's prologue :
Gelman Sciences is a small company that has grown rapidly . It was performing ...

Author: Jeffrey K. Liker

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781563271731

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 560

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What is Lean? Pure and simple, lean is reducing the time from customer order to manufacturing by eliminating non-value-added waste in the production stream. The ideal of a lean system is one-piece flow, because a lean manufacturer is continuously improving. Most other books on lean management focus on technical methods and offer a picture of how a lean system should look like. Other books provide snapshots of companies before and after lean was implemented. This is the first book to provide technical descriptions of successful solutions and performance improvements. It's also the first book to go beyond snapshots and includes powerful first-hand accounts of the complete process of change; its impact on the entire organization; and the rewards and benefits of becoming lean. At the heart of Becoming Lean are the stories of American manufacturers that have successfully implemented lean methods. The writers offer personalized accounts of their organization's lean transformation. You have a unique opportunity to go inside the implementation process and see what worked, what didn't, and why.

Lean Enterprise Institute, http://www .lean.org/Whatslean/ (accessed 31 August
2010). Paul Migliorato. (August 2004). Toyota Retools Japan. Business 2.0, 39–
41. Peter Strozniak. (13 August 2001). Toyota Alters Face of Production. Industry


Publisher: Cengage AU

ISBN: 0170281175



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Lean Production in Germany

BUSINESS : DOMESTIC Toyota revamps lean production system By DAVID
THURBER ries in Toyota near Nagoya : 74,000 workers in Japan , changes were
inspired by To TOYOTA , Aichi Prel . ( AP ) Just deliver parts in small faced a
peak ...

Author: Hans-Erich Müller





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BackStreet Lean

After successful implementation of Lean concepts in job shops and small
manufacturing companies throughout the U.S. ... in this workbook can surely be
applied in larger organizations , as well as any type of business --even a flower
shop !

Author: John Macchia

Publisher: MCS Media, Inc.

ISBN: 9780972572880

Category: Costs, Industrial

Page: 163

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Globalisation Networking and Small Firm Innovation

knowledge of current trends eighteen ... The other side to Lean Production ,
emphasised more by Ford and MB , the need for stronger partnerships , has ...

Author: Dermot O'Doherty

Publisher: Springer


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

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The concept of the lean enterprise was proposed by J.P. Womack and D.T. Jones
in their 1994 Harvard Business Review article ' From lean production to the lean
enterprise ' . They view the lean enterprise as a group of separate individuals ...

Author: 布卢姆斯伯里出版公司

Publisher: 中信出版社

ISBN: 9787800736599

Category: Business

Page: 2114

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How To Implement Lean Manufacturing

Filled with detailed examples, the book focuses on the rapid application of lean principles so that large, early financial gains can be made.

Author: Lonnie Wilson

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071625089

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 304

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A Practical, Hands-on Guide to Lean Manufacturing This real-world resource offers proven solutions for implementing lean manufacturing in an enterprise environment, covering the engineering and production aspects as well as the business culture concerns. Filled with detailed examples, the book focuses on the rapid application of lean principles so that large, early financial gains can be made. How to Implement Lean Manufacturing explains Toyota Production System (TPS) practices and specifies the distinct order in which lean techniques should be applied to achieve maximum gains. Global case studies illustrate successes and pitfalls of lean manufacturing initiatives. Discover how to: Rigorously test and retest the state of your "leanness" with unique evaluators Develop and deploy plant-wide strategies and goals Improve speed and quality and dramatically reduce costs Reduce variation in the manufacturing system in order to reduce inventory Reduce lead times to enable improved responsiveness and flexibility Synchronize production and supply to the customer Create flow and establish pull-demand systems Perform system-wide and specific value-stream evaluations Generate a comprehensive list of highly focused Kaizen activities Sustain process gains Manage constraints and reduce bottlenecks Implement cellular manufacturing

Lean Manufacturing

Lean manufacturing or lean productions, which is often known simply as ”Lean”,
is a production practice that considers ... The steady growth of Toyota, from a
small company to the world's largest automaker,3 has focused attention on how it


Publisher: PediaPress




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Handbook of Lean Manufacturing in the Food Industry

It is possible to negotiate better prices from your suppliers and reduce the costs to
your business as a result. In the negotiation there may be a need to increase the
quantity of product purchased from that supplier to secure the better deal.

Author: Michael Dudbridge

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444393118

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 320

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The principles of lean manufacturing – increasing efficiency, reducing waste, lowering costs and improving control – may be applied to any industry. However, the food industry is unique, and creates unique demands. The political, social and economic importance of food is unrivalled by any other form of produce, as is the scrutiny to which the manufacture of food is subjected. For the food industry, lean manufacturing is not simply a cost-saving strategy, but is directly linked to issues of sustainability, the environment, ethics and public accountability. Handbook of Lean Manufacturing in the Food Industry is a major new source of information and ideas for those working in food manufacturing. Offering a fresh and modern perspective on best practice, it points the way to fewer breakdowns, reduced quality faults, improved teamwork and increased profits. With a focus on operations management and new process development, the book is accessible and easy to read, and is complemented by a wealth of practical examples drawn from industry. The author’s conversational style and questioning approach will be invaluable to food manufacturers who are seeking solutions to fundamental issues. The book is directed at those who are working in food manufacturing or the wider food industry, particularly factory operations managers and training teams who are looking for resources to help with lean manufacturing implementations. Others in the supply chain, from producers to retailers, will also find it invaluable. The book is a clear and timely introduction for students and lecturers in food science and technology who want to access the reality of lean manufacturing as well as the theory.

Handbook of Research on Design and Management of Lean Production Systems

Lean. Transformation. in. Small. and. Medium. Enterprises: Practices, Enabling
Factors, and Constraints Roberto Panizzolo ... In general, the stages of a Lean
journey may span the whole company, not only the production departments.

Author: Modrák, Vladimír

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466650400

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 487

View: 524

"This book explores the recent advancements in the areas of lean production, management, and the system and layout design for manufacturing environments, capturing the building blocks of lean transformation on a shop floor level"--

Lean Production Subcontracting and Industrial Development

company were too bitter for the Agnelli family to swallow . ... Fiat plants were
frequently targeted for arson , and the number of employees cars destroyed or
severely damaged was equivalent to a small corporate fleet . Even the private
homes ...

Author: Glenn Harold Peebles



Category: Automobile industry and trade

Page: 488

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Small Firms and Network Economies

The business population of Silicon Valley includes many large corporations, but
the locality's innovative dynamism is ... Toyota's success has been built on its
advanced brand of manufacturing, known as 'lean production' (Womack et al.

Author: Martin Perry

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134670435

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 643

Recent development experience points to the way business can be the key to a dynamic small business sector, especially where those links are built on high trust co-operative relations. This book reviews different types of small business network, illustrated by an international selection of case studies, including: * Chinese family business networks * ethinic minority business networks * Japanese and South Korean business group networks * Taiwan's subcontracting networks * European industrial districts Network promotion initiatives in Singapore, New Zealand, Scandinavia and the UK are each discussed to provide a comprehensive comparative assessment of small business networks.

The Small Manufacturer s Toolkit

In this chapter you will learn what Lean Manufacturing is all about, what it
encompasses, and some of the terms and techniques used. As with the other
tools in this book, the intent is not to teach you how to implement Lean in your
company, ...

Author: Stephen Novak

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780203338353

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 440

View: 795

Small manufacturers often lack the resources and expertise needed to choose the management philosophies and process improvement techniques that could provide the most benefit to their bottom line. Sorting through all of the available tools and deciding which ones to adopt can be overwhelming. The Small Manufacturer's Toolkit: A Guide to Selecting the Techniques and Systems to Help You Win guides you through the philosophies that are constantly being promoted, enabling you make informed choices. Following an introductory chapter, the author addresses fundamental inventory management and planning tools, including the Sales Operations Planning process that bridges the high-level strategic plan and the midrange master production schedule. The book then discusses Lean Manufacturing and the often accompanying Six Sigma, as well as the aspects of the Theory of Constraints that may cause confusion and prevent implementation. The book reviews many of the most popular quality tools and quality management systems, fostering an understanding of what should be the foundation of any organization. The text also explores project management, and examines the requirements surrounding the implementation and use of ERP systems. It emphasizes awareness and application of Supply Chain Management techniques, and covers productive E-Commerce related applications. The book concludes by providing a diagnostic tool that helps you determine which tools, or aspects of tools, are valid for your organization.

International Labour Documentation

356 P. ( INDEX ) ISBN : 185788177X Imanagement consultancy / , / management
consultant , / business strategy / , / enterprise ... P. 67-78 ISSN : 0224-4365 / time
management , lean production / , / flexible hours of worki , work organization / ...

Author: International Labour Office. Central Library and Documentation Bureau



Category: Labor


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Exploring Advanced Manufacturing Technologies

Figure on workers resulted in frustration and a lack of desire to do THE NEW
LEAN ORDER Comparison of requirements for mass and lean enterprise AREAS

Author: Stephen F. Krar

Publisher: Industrial Press Inc.

ISBN: 9780831131500

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 448

View: 734

Designed to introduce new technologies to students, instructors, manufacturing engineers, supervisors and managers, this ready reference includes many new manufacturing technologies for those who do not have time to undertake the necessary research. Each topic addresses the following points: a brief description of the technology and where it is used the underlying theory and principles and how the technology works where the technology can be used and what conventional process it may replace the requirements necessary to make it work and some possible pitfalls advantages and disadvantages successful application areas. This state-of-the-art book is sure to be an effective resource for anyone wanting to stay up to date with the very latest technologies in manufacturing.

Lean Manufacturing In Pharmaceutical Industry

Lean production approach was pioneered by Toyota in the 1940s: The Toyota
Production System desire to follow a continuous flow ... They recognise that only
a small fraction of the total time and effort required processing a product which
can add value to the end consumer. ... The term "lean manufacturing" is coined to
represent half the human effort in the company, half the manufacturing space,
half the ...

Author: Ntin Kapoor

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1304064468



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Fundamentals of Supply Chain Management

That system was known as the Toyota Production System (TPS), now more
commonly known as lean manufacturing. ... is about doing more with less – a
philosophy for identifying and removing waste across the whole business


Publisher: Bookboon

ISBN: 8776817989



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