Lean Implementation: Insights from Henry Ford and Taiichi Ohno

  Henry Ford and Taiichi Ohno were pioneers in Lean implementation.  But with all their success, why is it that less than 20% of manufactures are able to successfully implement Lean?  This article will try to show how you must take the basic concepts of lean and apply them to each specific environment to be successful. Both Ford and Ohno were obsessed with creating flow.  The reason...

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Producing Too Much Creates Waste!

More! Sooner! Faster! When these expectations begin to drive processes, companies are likely to slip into overproduction.  As a result, they end up with more product than needed. Accumulating inventory before it is needed is an unwise use of resources.  It ties up cash that could be used more effectively.  It also causes other wastes such as extra transportation and motion.  Additional...

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