Lean Environment Simulator

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Lean Environment Simulation: Jackson College Introduction to Lean Lean Manufacturing system pursues optimum streamlining throughout the entire system by the elimination of waste (non-value added/ waste) and aims to build quality into the process while recognizing the importance of cost reduction. The word lean was coined by Womack, Jones and Roos in their book, "The machine that changed the world". This book provides insight into the history of Lean Manufacturing. Objectives of Lean are to: 1) Produce a product or perform a service in the most efficient way, 2) Deliver the product or service to customers on time, 3) Produce only quality products and services, 4) Deliver what is needed, when it is needed, in the amount it is needed.…show more content…
SQPC Targets: The following targets were needed to be achieved: Safety: 0 Lost Time, 0 Recordable, 95% Participation; Quality: 0 Defects, 0 Rework, 6-Sigma Quality; Productivity: 56 units per hour, 0 Rework; Cost: 0 Scrap, 0 Overtime. We were then introduced to the workplace. We were introduced to the lean principles applied in the workplace: use of Kanban cards, Andon emergency signals, production process, inventory used. Next, we were given JI Training on two steps of the assembly line to help us prepare for the simulation round. Simulation I saw production of 14 products in 30 minutes period with 12 instances of problem with safety, 26 instances of problem with quality and 1 instance of scrap/ cost. As we were far away from the goal, the session of continuous improvement round I was held to brainstorm ideas to bring us closer to the target condition. Work Methods were changed, accessories were added, work job was rearranged and timed. Simulation II was then performed. Simulation II saw production of 18 products in 30 minutes period with 14 instances of problem with safety, 10 instances of problem with quality and 2 instances of scrap/ cost. As we
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