WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN?
JIT (Just-In-Time): Production and conveyance of only what is needed, when it is needed, in the amount needed, meeting the exact demand of the customer.
Continuous Flow: Eliminating the stagnation of work between processes by producing one piece at a time.
Take Time: Is the time which should be taken to produce a product based on customer demand.
Takt Time =
Total Daily Operating Time
Total Daily Customer Requirement
Pull System: A production system where processes withdraw from proceeding processes the parts they need, when they need them, in the exact needed amount.
Jidoka: The ability of production lines to be stopped in the event of a problem such as equipment malfunctions or quality problems.
Heijunka: The leveling of the production schedule by volume and variety over a given time period.
Kaizen: The process of people making improvements to eliminate waste and improve their work.
Standardized Work: The most efficient workflow considering safety, quality, quantity and cost with the main consideration on human movement.
Stability: The dependability of 4Ms: man, machine, material, and method in daily production.
Kanban: A visual signal that is the key control tool for JIT production.
True North: “Perfection as a goal”
- Zero defects
- 100% value added
- 1 x 1 in sequence on demand
- Physical and Mental Safety
- Professional Challenge
PDCA: The scientific method simplified; Plan, Do, Check, Act
Management System: A process for “how” to manage within a Lean environment
Gemba (Shop Floor): Where the value added work happens within an organization
OGSM: Strategic Planning process (Objectives, Goals, Strategies, Measures)
7 Forms of Waste
- Over Production