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Effect on batch size and one-piece-flow approach

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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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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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-Order – What we can see at McDonald’s Make-to-Stock vs. Make-to-Order Quite often products are produced on stock ahead of an order causing overproduction and unnecessary inventory. …

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