By Peter Béndek

This booklet by way of Peter Béndek provides a powerful case opposed to the present perform of industrial operations development, according to various reports from the company international in addition to insights from the main prestigious authors of the final fifty years. the writer contests the applicability and certainly the relevance of the Toyota creation method and its spin-offs to the Western context, claiming revised technique is far better suited for taking our particular cultural stipulations under consideration, whereas additionally combining elevated transparency, pace, and sustainability of swap with a powerful value-creating power. Dr. Béndek argues that this method could have a far-reaching effect on company cultures via delivering an all-encompassing studying process, person who presents a extra coherent and actionable non-stop development method than traditional methods. The ebook bargains a big advisor to rethinking operations administration, either in academia and enterprise practice.

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1. Analysis of the baseline batch production system. 2. Picking the “low-hanging fruits” and “polishing up batch production” by doing kaizen on areas with the most opportunities (in this case the molding presses). Significant (10–50 %) immediate improvements achieved in all key indicators including productivity, scrap, parts movement, lead time, and inventory. Transition to a more cellular environment on its way. 3. First steps toward a production system. A one-piece flow U-shaped cell is installed.

6), and indeed the situation has not much changed ever since. Learning by doing is fine, no matter how random it may look, as long as leadership is there. , asset-level standards that while determining the content of change efforts are also prone to define and limit their cultural horizon (cf. OCM). 1 Lean as a Platform of Kaizen Events 31 Instead, culture should find its interest beyond a given (line of) technology or processes. And the best culture for a technology is always concentrated at two levels higher than works stations and technology are, at the level of organisation/ system.

Likewise, while TPS considers tools as feeding on the philosophy of improvement and exposing failures, the Western idea is that tools solve problems (Art of Lean n/a). This major fall-out also exemplifies the difference in their approaches to problems of which more will be said in due course. But then even amid those efforts that are cognizant of the strategic importance of customer orientation and continuous improvement, OCM keeps prevailing as the logic of Lean development. Lean as a program or project rather than Lean as a mindset is common even at good companies.

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