Why do this? • Lets look at jobs on Monster.com that refer to Lean -http://promotions.monster.com/keywordemployer/?WT_srch=1&s_kwcid=job%20openings%7C603877633
Why again? • Comparing Toyota and General Motors stock price in the past 20 years
What is Lean Manufacturing • History • The Five Principles • The Seven Wastes
History • Ben Franklin • Henry Ford • Taiichi Ohno
The Five Principles • Specify value from the standpoint of the end customer by product family. • Identify all the steps in the value stream for each product family, eliminating every step and every action and every practice that does not create value. • Make the remaining value-creating steps occur in a tight and integrated sequence so the product will flow smoothly toward the customer. • As flow is introduced, let customers pull value from the next upstream activity. • As these steps lead to greater transparency, enabling managers and teams to eliminate further waste, pursue perfection through continuous improvement. http://www.lean.org/WhatsLean/Principles.cfm#specify
The Seven Wastes (Muda) • Over-production • Waiting time • Transportation • Inappropriate Processing • Unnecessary Inventory • Unnecessary Motion • Defective Product
5S • Sort - remove all items from the workplace that are NOT needed for current production. • Set in Order - arranging needed items so that they are easy to find and put away. Items used often are placed closer to employee. • Shine - making sure everything is clean, functioning, and ready to go. • Standardize - the method you use to maintain the first 3S's. • Sustain - making a habit of properly maintaining correct procedures.