Made-To-Order Lean: Excelling In a High Mix, Low Volume Environment

Made-To-Order Lean: Excelling In a High Mix, Low Volume Environment

by Greg Lane
     
 

ISBN-10: 1563273624

ISBN-13: 9781563273629

Pub. Date: 08/31/2007

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Toyota Production System methods have rendered remarkable results in high-volume manufacturing plants, but they have not been fully understood and correctly applied in high-mix, low-volume environments. While lean principles do apply, the implementation methods and tools must be adapted and alternate methods embraced in a low-volume environment. This volume is

Overview

Toyota Production System methods have rendered remarkable results in high-volume manufacturing plants, but they have not been fully understood and correctly applied in high-mix, low-volume environments. While lean principles do apply, the implementation methods and tools must be adapted and alternate methods embraced in a low-volume environment. This volume is specifically geared for manufacturers that have hundreds to thousands of active part numbers with few or no ongoing forecasted volumes, and for job shops that build only to order. The primary focus is eliminating non-value-added activities and instituting improvements on the most repetitive jobs, a strategy that gives you more time to produce your low-volume work or one-offs.

About the author:

Greg Lane is a faculty member of the Lean Enterprise Institute and an advisor to the Instituto de Lean Management in Spain. During his time with Toyota, he was one of a handful of candidates selected for a one-year training program conducted by the company’s masters. He became certified as a Toyota Production System (TPS) Key Person and continued his work with Toyota, training others in TPS.

He has been highly active in working on implementing lean around the world, supporting large and small companies alike. In 1998, he began to focus his lean endeavors on meeting the specific needs of high-mix, low-volume enterprises. During his time as an independent consultant, Greg purchased and operated his own manufacturing company, which specialized in fast turnaround on high-mix, low-volume parts. Greg used TPS to grow the business and nearly double its sales.

Greg and his associates have experience not only at adapting the methods contained in this book, but also in applying other tools that are too numerous to detail here. They can be reached for further support with your lean transformation via email: glane@lowvolumelean.com

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781563273629
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/31/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
1,205,140
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Method and Overview
Chapter 1: Managing Visually
Chapter 2: Management Auditing: Standardized Work for Managers
Chapter 3: Associating a Time with All Work
Chapter 4: Utilizing Day-by-Hour and FIFO Boards
Chapter 5: Making Improvements When You're Short of Capacity
Chapter 6: Making Improvements When You Have Excess Capacity
Chapter 7: Using Value Stream Mapping in a Low-Volume Environment
Chapter 8: Becoming Aware of Your Inventory and Using Pull Systems
Chapter 9: Making Manpower Improvements
Chapter 10: Improving Machine Performance and Plant Layout
Chapter 11: Making Improvements through Office Department Kaizen
Chapter 12: Making Improvements through Office Process Kaizen
Chapter 13: Improving Your Product Costing
Glossary
Index
About the Author

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