Seeing Lean Techniques in a New Light

Pull Systems (Kanban) – Lean Techniques

The traditional approach for regulating production, which is still in wide use, is that each process in a value stream gets a schedule. These schedules are based on predictions of what the downstream ...

Heijunka (Leveling Production) – Lean Techniques

It is a misconception, perhaps stemming from the pull system idea, that Toyota assembles vehicles in the same order in which customers buy them. Someday Toyota would like to have achieved that kind of...

Takt Time – Lean Techniques

Takt time is the rate of customer demand for the group, or family, of products produced by one process. Takt time is used most often at assembly-type processes that serve external customers. Takt time...