JIT LIST of Methodologies

Sepheri provides a list of methodologies of JIT manufacturing that “are important but not exhaustive”: 1. Housekeeping – physical organization and discipline. 2. Make it right the first time – elimination of defects. 3. Setup reduction – flexible changeover approaches. 4. Lot sizes of one – the ultimate lot size and flexibility. 5. Uniform plant […]

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Just-in-time (JIT) manufacturing

Just-in-time (JIT) manufacturing, which is also commonly known as just-in-time production, is a part of the Toyota Production System (TPS) where it has reportedly originated. Just-in-time (JIT) manufacturing reduces time waste within a business by reducing the time it may take for a supplier or a customer to gain contact and/or completion with a business. […]

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Jidoka

Jidoka, also known as Autonomation, describes a feature in a machine’s design that affects the principal of Jidoka, which is used in the Toyota Production System and in Lean Manufacturing. Autonomation might likewise be called “intelligent automation” or “automation that features a human touch.” At Toyota, if a strange circumstance emerges the machine stops and […]

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Heijunka

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Heijunka is a term in Japanese that indirectly refers to a process known as Production Leveling, or Production Smoothing. It reduces unevenness within a work space, which is known as Mura (unevenness, inconsistent), the original Japanese term. This is considered unreasonable and overburdening, which is translated into the Japanese term Muri. By leveling or smoothing […]

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Chaku Chaku

Chaku Chaku, is a Japanese word that directly translates into load-load. This is a term in used to describe a one piece flow manufacturing process. This process improves the efficiency in a business’s environment while eliminating waste. It is logically based off of line production but instead allows the employee to establish a better relationship […]

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Andon

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Term: Andon Andon is a Japanese term related to manufacturing that refers to a system that notifies management, maintenance, and other employees of a quality, quantity, or process problem within a process. The signboard that shows this problem is located centrally, and signals using lights that indicate the specific workstation that has the problem and […]

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Theory of Constraints

Theory of Constraints: A management approach that is based on identifying system constraints, exploiting the constraints, subordinating everything else to the constraints, improving on the constraints, and then repeating the process. – Institute of Operational Excellence

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Replenishment Interval

Replenishment Interval: The time interval between the receipt of replenishment orders into an inventory buffer. – Institute of Operational Excellence

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Non-Repetitive Demand

Non-Repetitive Demand: Independent demand that does not require inventory buffers to meet customer service requirements. – Institute of Operational Excellence

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Cycle Time

Cycle Time: How frequently an item or product is actually completed by a process, as timed by direct observation. Also, the time it takes an operator to go through all of his or her work elements before repeating them. – Institute of Operational Excellence

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