If you wish to use Kanban to pull production through your Just in Time (JIT) process as part of your lean manufacturing initiative then you need to understand how to calculate your Kanban quantities. There are several different factors you need to consider when calculating your Kanban quantities from your daily demand, your production lead times, container (bin) sizes and of course the all encompassing safety factor.
This article shares all of the safety tips and suggestions a machine shop and a fabricator can adapt to keep accidents and injuries at bay.
What is Lean Manufacturing, just what is a good lean manufacturing definition? If you want to implement lean manufacturing then you need to understand Lean Manufacturing Principles and Concepts. This article will try to give you a concise lean manufacturing definition and show how it compares to Agile Manufacturing and Six Sigma.
What is poka-yoke? We look at the meaning of poka-yoke with clear examples in manufacturing, hospitals, automobiles and in everyday life using pictures and videos to explain the concept clearly.
Jishu Hozen or Autonomous Maintenance is an important pillar of Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) that aims at improving machine performance, quality & eliminating cost of poor quality.
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When a client requestsa company to design and manufacture a product for them, the company’s designer needs to communicate with the client to ensure that they really know what is being requested.
What is Shigeo Shingo’s Single Minute Exchange of Die or SMED and how can you use it to reduce setup or changeover times for your process. Full details of how to implement this powerful lean tool.
A case study of Zara's business operations. Including Zara's location strategy, Zara's advertisement strategy, and Zara's supply chain logistics.
Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) ensures that equipment functions without breakdowns, downtime or defects. Learn the TPM pillars definition and Implementation for the maintenance of a lean system
What are the benefits of lean manufacturing, what are the advantages of lean production? Lean manufacturing can benefit your business in many ways, from reducing your scrap and space required to reducing lead times to a fraction of your current lead times. In addition to this expect your productivity to rise and your profits to improve. Implement lean manufacturing if you want to see these significant and proven benefits.