Next, all stakeholders are informed about the current status. The term was coined by John Krafcik. Named after the cargo cult in Melanesia, where during World War II the Stone Age technology islanders built straw mock airplanes, straw airports, and straw radios in the hope that real airplanes land and deliver goods as they did for the American soldiers.
Used to determine which parts purchased or produced are most relevant for the production system. If there is a problem the other workers can keep working until all of them arrive at the problem spot and can help.
A person engineer, lean trainee, etc. Combination of the ABC Analysis and the XYZ Analysiswhere every part number is categorized in 9 categories, from AX for frequently and in large quantities ordered part types to CZ for infrequent and little-ordered part types.
If they are successful and grow, they split up. Can be more than one line for minor or serious problems. Sometimes also called A3 report. Works best for workplaces or lines that include manual work. See also my post on Bubble Diagrams. Keiretsu reduce the risk of hostile takeovers and limits the influence of stock market fluctuations.
Usually it includes the right quality, right quantity, right material type, right place, right time, right source, right price, right type of transport, right contract.
The company employs approximately people in Long Beach and Murrieta, California. Not to be confused with the Agile Manufacturing System.
If they are not successful, they are eventually swallowed by other amoebas. There is usually little chance of success. While there are some problems in Lean that can be solved quickly, most require more time for analysis, implementation, and especially confirmation that it works.
This represents the level of trust subordinates have in their manager, and how much trust a manager is able to win from its subordinates.
See also Chalk Circle. Managers identify the areas of improvement. Common but usually doomed to fail approach in Lean Manufacturing. Also known as the observer effect.
Japanese Term for Standardized Work. Line, button, or switch that is pressed to indicate problems with a process. Also known as cockpit.
DPM Defects per Million: Usually leads to waste due to lots of improvement effort with little results; or even worsening the situation. Hence, a Kaizen Blitz or Kaizen Event may work, but most of the time would be insufficient to solve a problem. Fundamental and radical changes.
See also my series on Bottleneck Management. The momentary bottleneck is the process that right now limits the capacity, the long-term bottlenecks are the processes that influence the bottleneck overall more than others.
Basically, a group of people brings up ideas on how to solve a problem, which then are grouped and sorted. Initially describing the signs above Japanese shops, but with respect to lean nowadays better known as the information in a pull system, usually as kanban cards.
Formula to estimate the mean waiting time or Throughput of a single process based on the mean and variance of the Cycle Time and arrival time as well as the utilization.
Theoretically perfect, but in practice hampered by uncertainty, fluctuations, and rapid change of customer demands or process capacity. Approach to motivate employees by giving them higher-level responsibilities in order to increase satisfaction and to reduce the feeling of being an unimportant cog in the machine driven by other forces.
Concept from Seven Eleven to gain knowledge about their business at a certain time and space to generate and share this knowledge. Edwards Deming to help managers with transforming and improving their business. For each of one or more KPIthere are two rows:Previously, he served as executive director of the Corporate Planning, Finance & Accounting Division and Business Innovation Department at DENSO Corporation in Japan.
Ito will assume the position from Sadahiro “Sam” Usui who will serve as CEO of DENSO International Europe B.V. Eric Benda. Section Leader, Business Planning Thermal Americas Center at DENSO. Location Kalamazoo, Michigan Area Industry AutomotiveTitle: Section Leader, Business.
He will be responsible for strengthening our One DENSO approach to business and the DENSO brand in North America. Previously, he served as executive director of the Corporate Planning, Finance & Accounting Division and Business Innovation Department at DENSO Corporation in Japan.
Average salaries for DENSO Business Planning: $68, DENSO salary trends based on salaries posted anonymously by DENSO employees. A DENSO Business Planner annual salary is about $, based on salary and pay scale data from 1 real DENSO employees.
The following contains a (sometimes commented) glossary of terms related to lean manufacturing or production management with a brief definition.Download