Ten Rules Of Lean Production

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Lean production is an assembly-line methodology developed originally for Toyota and the manufacturing of automobiles. It is also known as the Toyota Production System or just-in-time production. Lean production principles are also referred to as lean management or lean thinking.
There are two major pillars of lean production system. One is Just-in-Time system and other is
Kaizen. Just-in-Time System was developed as a result of adoption and adaptation of Mass
Production Techniques. Kaizen is a lean manufacturing tool that improves quality, productivity, safety, and workplace culture. Kaizen focuses on applying small, daily changes that result in major improvements over time.
The ten rules of lean production can be summarized:
1. Eliminate waste
2. Minimize inventory
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His philosophy, which focused on eliminating waste and empowering workers, reduced inventory and improved productivity. Instead of maintaining resources in anticipation of what might be required for future manufacturing, as Henry Ford did with his production line, the management team at Toyota built partnerships with suppliers. In effect, under the direction of Engineer Ohno,
Toyota automobiles became made-to-order. By maximizing the use of multiskilled employees, the company was able to flatten their management structure and focus resources in a flexible manner.
Because the company was able make changes quickly, they were often able to respond faster to market demands than their competitors could.
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Ford Motor Company produced “A-Bomber an Hour” at Willow Run Plan during WWII for USAF using mass production methods
2 Henry Ford introduced the concept of standardized interchangeable components in auto assembly process
When it comes to waste, the lean philosophy has a very broad definition that includes anything that doesn't add value to the product. A lean product development team should focus on learning
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