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The Difference Between Lead Time vs Cycle Time

As said by Henry Ford “Time waste differs from material waste in that there can be no salvage. The easiest of all wastes and the hardest to correct is the waste of time, because wasted time does not litter the floor like wasted material.” When we create an accurate, [...]

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How to Create an Efficient Flow Production

Every company needs a sound flow production plan to maximize productivity. However, for a complex process that covers a wide variety of activities effective production planning is required to ensure that equipment, materials and human resources are available where and when they are needed. Production planning is like a [...]

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Using A3 Problem Solving Within Lean

A major part of our everyday work routine is definitely related to problem solving. Whether big or small, problems are unavoidable in our work. But, if you try to eliminate a problem as fast as possible, you might have to face that same problem over again. So, instead of [...]

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Definition of the 7 Wastes of Lean

Practitioners of lean are in agreement on the 7 wastes of lean. Companies save lots of resources when improvement projects focused on these 7 wastes of lean are carried out. This in return, helps save money and time. The 7 waste of lean are; Transportation Inventory Motion Waiting Over-production [...]

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What Is the Difference of Takt Time vs Cycle Time

It’s a misconception that Takt time vs Cycle time are the same things. These are two different things and the difference should be clearly understood in a manufacturing and assembly environment. Cycle time is the time required to finish one unit. To better understand, Takt Time is a calculation [...]

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Mass Customization Advantages and Disadvantages

Mass Customization Mass customization is considered to be the happy medium when the buyer wants you to make customized, made on order goods but you want to produce and sell the product at a minimum price to cope up with the mass manufacturing. In some cases, the buyers become [...]

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