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How I used Lean to eliminate Overproduction in our Company

Lean Production - Types of Waste - Overproduction and Inventory

Wherever you have batch-production you have the risk of non-synchronized production sequences. In cases a machine breaks or you have a delay in one of these processes, you generate overproduction. So what can we do? Overproduction – The 7 Types of Waste But first: What is Overproduction? Overproduction is caused …

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Lead Time – A simple Explanation

Lead Time - Lean Explanation of Takt and Lead Time

Lead Time is one of those terms most often misused in Lean Manufacturing. When speaking about LT everybody should be aware of what he wants to describe. Lead Time – A simple Explanation Lead Time Basics Though nobody should care if lead time is used in the right way or …

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Pull & Kanban – 5 Learnings from McDonald’s

Kanban & Pull - Learnings from McDonald's

A very lively version of what lean methods actually mean can be seen on the way McDonald’s works (and in this case we are not just talking about pull and Kanban). Pull & Kanban – 5 Learnings from McDonald’s Being a fast food chain, McDonald’s ultimately has to guarantee considerably …

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Inventory & Visualization – How to reduce Inventory

Inventory & Visual Management - Lean Production

Visual management is quality management. A statement that I now use amlost everywhere. The idea behind this statement is very simple: Visualize something and you will instantly recognize what is not running smoothly. Inventory & Visual Management – How to reduce high Inventory Levels (Part I) One-Piece-Flow For example: One-piece-flow …

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