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Takt Time

November 12, 2020

Production adjusted to takt time The takt time is an indicator of the customer’s purchase frequency measured in seconds. For instance, Heijunka considers it as a target time to which …

Hoshin Kanri

November 6, 2020

Hoshin Kanri The Big Idea – Align company goals (Strategy) with the plans of middle management (Tactics) and work performed by employees (Operations) to ensure that everyone is pulling in the …

Agile Manufacturing

November 6, 2020

Agile Manufacturing The Big Idea – Manufacturers can achieve a significant structural advantage over offshore competitors by leveraging proximity to local markets to deliver new and highly personalized products with unprecedented …

Lean Glossary

November 6, 2020

Lean Glossary DEFINITIONS 5S Organize the work area: Sort (eliminate that which is not needed) Set In Order (organize remaining items) Shine (clean and inspect work area) Standardize (write standards …