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  • The Lean Bucket Brigade – Part 1: Overview

    Many topics in lean address how to deal with uncertainty and fluctuations (or mura for unevenness). There is a particularly neat trick for manual lines that self-organizes fluctuations in the workload: the Bucket Brigade! It does have some advantages, but it also has quite a few limitations and p...

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  • The Lean Bucket Brigade – Part 2: Details and Caveats

    In my last post I explained the basics of the bucket brigade as a self-organizing manufacturing line. The key to making this system work is the process for handing over the part to the next worker. An unsuitable hand-over could mean lots of waiting time for the workers. Hence, I would like to go ...

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  • Leveraging lean thinking to make our community healthier

    INTERVIEW – The inspirational CEO of a community health center in Massachusetts discusses leadership transition, the role of lean facilitators and front-line engagement. Original: http://planet-lean.com/leveraging-lean-thinking-to-make-our-community-healthier By: Kiame MahaniahPos...

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  • Mixed Model Sequencing – Introduction

    In a mixed model production line, different products may have different work content at different stations. Hence, some stations may need a longer or shorter time depending on the product. This requires careful planning of the assembly line. If this is not taken into account, it may cause signifi...

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  • Mixed Model Sequencing – Just Make the Problem Go Away

    Your production line may have different workloads for different product variants. This unevenness causes waste and overburden. In this series of posts I will look at ways to address this unevenness. The first post was an introduction to the topic. This second post will look at ways to simply elim...

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  • Mixed Model Sequencing – Adjust Capacity

    Production lines with a product mix may have different workloads at different stations for different products. This can cause waste. In this third post in the series I will look at options on how to adjust the available capacity to ease this problem. In my next post I will look at Mixed Model Seq...

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  • Mixed Model Sequencing – Basic Example Introduction

    Your products may have different work content on your production line, which may make your line less efficient. One possible solution is Mixed Model Sequencing, a way to adjust the sequencing of your products to make the average work content stable. In previous posts I looked at the basics, at ho...

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  • Mixed Model Sequencing – Basic Example Workload and Buffering

    Adjusting the production sequence is a popular way of handling production lines with a product-dependent workload. This post is part of rather long series on Mixed Model Sequencing. In the last post I discussed the basics of sequencing and the calculation of the takt time. This post describes the...

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  • Mixed Model Sequencing – Basic Example Sequencing

    Mixed Model Sequencing is one way to handle products that have different workloads on a production line. In this post I continue to describe the basics if there is only one station where products vary in workload. This is part of a (rather long) series of posts on product-dependent workload. ...

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  • Mixed Model Sequencing – Complex Example Introduction

    In this rather long series of posts on Mixed Model Sequencing to handle product-dependent workload, we are finally getting to the most complex part: Sequencing of products when multiple stations have product-dependent workloads. Read on: How To Address Multiple Workload Imbalances In the followin...

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