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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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Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)

Total Productive Maintenance TPM - Lean Production System

Ever heard a captain saying: “Todays airplane machine availability is at 90 %. Welcome on board”? How can airplanes achieve a machine availability of 100 % but production struggles with machine breakdowns and line stoppages? Total Productive Maintenance/TPM will do the trick. Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) TPM – What is …

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