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  • Muri and Mura: Kingman’s Seven Lessons

    More than 100 flights cancelled and delays of sometimes over 20 hours with consequences for over 76,000 travelers. That was the sad result of Vueling’s planning policies according to an article in last week’s Dutch Financial Times and (in English) in El Pais. Experts stated ...

    Tags: Just-in-Time (JIT), News, Heijunka, JIT, Just in Time, Kanban, Lean, Mura, Muri, Planning, Waste, Yamazumi

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  • Delivering upon the Promise of Kanban

    Kanban implementations are often disappointing and short lived. Companies are promised better service, lower inventories and level demand. But more often the system is abandoned after a short period as it has turned the shop floor into chaos… What went wrong? We should understand a kanban...

    Tags: Built-in Quality (Jidoka), Just-in-Time (JIT), Coaching, Continual Improvement, Flow, Jidoka, JIT, Just in Time, Kaizen, Kanban, Leader Standard Work, Leadership, Lean, Problem-Solving, Pull, Standardization, Supply Chain, Value Stream

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  • Improving Flow: Selling “Level Selling”

    When you have been working on improving flow across the value stream, I am sure you have come across a situation where customers seem to order infrequently and erratically. We do our best and level the demand using the principle of heijunka, but still, this increases inventory and lead time. As a...

    Tags: Just-in-Time (JIT), Supplier Integration, JIT, Just in Time, Kanban, Lean, Pull, Purchasing, Sales, Supply Chain, Value Stream

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  • Using “Every Part, Every Interval” (EPEI) in Pull Flow

    End of 2014, early 2015, Christoph Roser wrote an interesting series of posts about leveling and heijunka that already triggered me at the time, as I have personally been involved in many leveling, pull flow, kanban and EPEI initiatives during my career. And although in many cases I can align mys...

    Tags: Just-in-Time (JIT), Reviews, Changeover, EPEI, Heijunka, JIT, Just in Time, Kanban, Lean, Pull, SMED, Supply Chain, Value Stream

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  • Are You on the Way to Perfect Flow? (Part 3)

    This is the third and last post in a series of three about knowing whether you are on your way to perfect flow. The better your flow, the more profitable your business will be and the more returns it will deliver. But how to know where you stand in terms of flow? And how to evaluate whether you p...

    Tags: Just-in-Time (JIT), DBR, DDMRP, Flow, JIT, Just in Time, Kanban, Lead Time, Lean, MRP, QRM, Smoothness, Supply Chain, Throughput Time, Value Stream, Velocity

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  • Are You on the Way to Perfect Flow? (Part 2)

    There are many approaches and methods that focus on improving flow. And for good reason, as improving flow yields improved profitability and returns. But how, in fact, can we determine our level of “flow”? In the first post, the typical ‘flow rate’ measure turned out to be...

    Tags: Just-in-Time (JIT), DBR, DDMRP, Flow, JIT, Just in Time, Kanban, Lead Time, Lean, MRP, QRM, Smoothness, Supply Chain, Throughput Time, Value Stream, Velocity

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  • Pitfalls in Measuring Delivery Reliability

    Delivery reliability; there hardly is a company that is not measuring this in one way or another. After all, we all want and need to be customer-oriented, right? Measuring our delivery reliability should enable us to check the achievement of our objectives and taking the proper improvement action...

    Tags: Just-in-Time (JIT), Delivery Reliability, JIT, Just in Time, KPI, Lean, Supply Chain, Value Stream

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  • More Cycle Time Questions from Search Results

    A couple of more exam questions showed up in search results. 4. what can happen if the cycle time is much shorter than the takt time The searcher didn’t even bother typing this one – just cut and paste the entire thing, including the question number. Fortunately the answer is r...

    Tags: The Basics, JIT, Pacing

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  • Quick Response Manufacturing (QRM): What’s New?

    Quick Response Manufacturing (QRM) is touted as the answer to Lean for hi-mix, lo-volume environments typically encountered in SMEs like job shops or machine builders. Personally, after having read the book and some papers about QRM, I got interested in QRM for the management of make-to-order pro...

    Tags: Just-in-Time (JIT), Flow, JIT, Just in Time, Kanban, Lead Time, Lean, POLCA, Pull, Push, QRM, Quick Response Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Value Stream

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  • Lean Equipment: Five Considerations for a Monument-Free Factory

    Within the context of Lean thinking, quite a lot of attention is given to the proper and smart maintenance of equipment and installations; and for a good reason. Poor maintenance, typically resulting in unplanned down-time, rejects and loss of speed, is still an important cause of poor delivery r...

    Tags: Total Productive Maintenance (TPM), Equipment, Flow, JIT, Just in Time, Lean, Poka Yoke, Strategy, Teamwork, TPM, Value Stream

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