If we applied the materials logic we use on the factory floor to our homes, our homes would look like this. What is wrong with this house?
Would you build an addition on your house just to store toilet paper if you could get a bargain from a supplier if it was bought in large volume? Of course not! As consumers, we demand goods in a reasonable quantity and at an affordable price.
Do the rooms in this house appear normal to you? Would you organize your house in this manner? Notice everything is out of place. At home, we organize things for our convenience so we can be more efficient, save time and energy. Why donít we do this a
Our material dilemma forces us to store parts where they donít belong because of the high inventories. Thus, making parts hard to find, hard to count, and moving them long distances.
Workplace organization and visual controls provide the tools we need to solve these problems.