Methods

KANBAN METHODS LEAN MANUFACTURING

 

 

To dimension and control stocks according to real and estimated consumption.

Objectives and means: to reduce stocks, to increase stock turnover, to reduce storage surface, to simplfy visually follw-up and planning, in order to reveal flows dysfunctions.

 

KANBAN METHODS LEAN MANUFACTURING
PDCA METHODS LEAN MANUFACTURING

 

 

Problem solving: Plan Do Check Act.

The PDCA cycle is a four-stroke engine, associated with a continuous improvement approach.

Planning precedes implementation (Do); control and analysis of the result to conclusions; this will lead to an Action; new objective, new strategy…etc.

PDCA METHODS LEAN MANUFACTURING
SMED METHODS LEAN MANUFACTURING

Fast serial tool changeover: Single Minute exchange of Die.

An organisation method to reduce systematically the time of serial tool changeover, with a qualified objective.

4 steps to reach that point:

  1. to remove the useless operations, to reduce machine downtown
  2. to simplify flanging and mounting
  3. to work in group.
  4. to eliminate adjustments, test and reduction of “stopped machine” tasks
SMED METHODS LEAN MANUFACTURING
Hoshin METHODS LEAN MANUFACTURING

Productivity improvements:

  1. to direct the staff towards the key objectives of the company (direct measurement)
  2. to direct and coordinate the whole of tasks and functions
  3. to adapt the objectives and the activities of the company to the social and environmental changes.
Hoshin METHODS LEAN MANUFACTURING
MUDA METHODS LEAN MANUFACTURING

To reduce wastings

Principle: no real improvement of productivity or quality, if the wastings remain.

7 types of indexed wastings: overproduction, latencies, transport, useless stocks, manufacturing processes, useless movement, defective pieces.

MUDA METHODS LEAN MANUFACTURING
QRQR METHODS LEAN MANUFACTURING

Quick Reponse Quality Control

A quality approach aiming for fast problems solving.

Gen-jitsu reality (to examine real data, periodic synthesis)

Gan-ba real place (to discuss in the factory or in office)

Gen-Butsu real things (to examine the defective part or product)

QRQR METHODS LEAN MANUFACTURING
SAFETY METHODS LEAN MANUFACTURING

 

Effective prevention

A great number of accidents can be avoided, thanks to:

  1. an effective prevention policy
  2. observance of regulations
  3. staff sensitising
SAFETY METHODS LEAN MANUFACTURING
ENVIRONMENT METHODS LEAN MANUFACTURING

 

To reduce and sort waste

An environmental management allows companies

  1. to minimise the impact of their activities on the environment
  2. to prevent incidents
  3. to fix an action plan and to improve their environmental performance
MUDA METHODS LEAN MANUFACTURING
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