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Lean Manufacturing Concepts Discussion

Re: Lean Manufacturing - Discussion on Concepts

HI

Has any one worked on identifying MUDA in the gas utility sector?

Many thanks
 
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RoxaneB

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Re: Lean Manufacturing - Discussion on Concepts

HI

Has any one worked on identifying MUDA in the gas utility sector?

Many thanks
This may be a case of me living in my ideal world again (complete with plaid sky and paisley grass and talking bunny rabbits), but would it be over simplistic of me to think that much of the initial low-hanging fruit is very similiar no matter the industry or sector?

Things like unnecessary movement of materials or paperwork...poor communication resulting in unnecessary actions...and so on. Have you done a value stream map to highlight the bottle-neck areas and areas with potentially wasteful activities/results?
 
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m2n3b4

Re: Lean Manufacturing - Discussion on Concepts

the main point why it is still implemented- waste reduction in the whole supply chain
 
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m2n3b4

Re: Lean Manufacturing - Discussion on Concepts

Do you know where can I find any case studies about lean six sigma supply chain??
thx for help
 
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wmarhel

Re: Lean Manufacturing - Discussion on Concepts

the main point why it is still implemented- waste reduction in the whole supply chain
It should be eliminating waste in the entire company, the supply chain is just one aspect of an overall company. The whole TPS (Toyota Production System) model targeted the elimination of waste in all forms.

Wayne
 
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m2n3b4

Re: Lean Manufacturing - Discussion on Concepts

writting about "the whole supply chain" I meant not only manufacturer's side looking at the supply chain from their suppliers’ supplier to their customers’ customer
 
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Gilberto - 2009

The two great pillars of the Lean system are:

Just - In - Time (prefer application - Pull Production)
Jidoka


It makes with that diverse cycle PDCA is a refugee and everything will go to flow ... wall lamp Kaizen of course, in system Jidoka and Just-IN-Time.
 
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artichoke

The two great pillars of the Lean system are:

Just - In - Time (prefer application - Pull Production)
Jidoka

It makes with that diverse cycle PDCA is a refugee and everything will go to flow ... wall lamp Kaizen of course, in system Jidoka and Just-IN-Time.
I find it interesting to see how new terms keep being created, such as six sigma and Lean, then these are twisted to mean anything users want them to mean. Sticking to solid foundations such as the teachings of Deming seems to be passe these days.

I hadn't heard of the amazing "new pillar", "Jidoka" ... a little research and I found "Jidoka, as applied to manned operations, refers to the practice of stopping the entire line or process when something goes amiss. " Now why hadn't I ever thought of doing that ? In actual practice, there are times when the knee jerk reaction of stopping a production line, prevents the analysis of faults that have developed.
 
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