This short video describes the eight main objectives of a Lean Material Delivery system.
There are at least seven things to do "right" to achieve a high-performing Lean material flow system. This article describes each of these rights.
Line Design is the step-by-step process for designing production line. At Leonardo Group Americas, we’re primarily interested in what’s called Mixed Model line design. That’s where we are building a family of products on the same line. There are many advantages to being able to do this, including:
Lean Manufacturing is primarily a "pull system", but it's important to understand the differences between traditional push signaling methods and various pull choices.
Companies embrace Lean or Flow Manufacturing primarily because of the benefits that can be achieved. Foremost among them is a reduction in Manufacturing Cycle Time, but there are many others, summarized in this lesson.
You might be surprised to know the the roots of Lean Manufacturing go back over 400 years (and maybe longer!). In this introductory lesson we review some of the history of Lean, and profile some of the heroes of the past who made it possible.