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Methods of Lean Production – The Lean Toolbox

Methods of Lean Production

Lean Production bases on a variety of different tools. Well-known are tools like Kanban or 5S. However, far more lean production tools exist. In this article, we show you the most important methods of lean production and which tools you should start with. Methods of Lean Production Let us categorize …

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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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Make-to-Order and Make-to-Stock – What we can see at McDonald’s

MTO - Make-to-Order at McDonald's - Lean Production

Make-to-Order or Build-to-Order implies quite well its fundamental meaning. It describes a certain way of planning your production and processes according to customer orders. Make-to-Stock vs. Make-to-Order Quite often products are produced on stock ahead of an order causing overproduction and unnecessary inventory. Even though your customer will give you …

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