GMS 401 Chapter Fifteen Notes.docx
GMS 401 Chapter Fifteen Notes.docx

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School
Ryerson University
Department
Global Management Studies
Course
GMS 401
Professor
Kirk Bailey
Semester
Winter

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GMS401ChapterFifteenNotesJustinTimeLeanProductionJustintimeproductionsysteminwhichprocessingandmovementofpartsmodulesworkinprocessoccurjustastheyareneededusuallyinsmallbatchesTheresultisafewidleitemswaitingtobeprocessedandarapidbalancedflowLeanproductionJITisidenticaltoleanproductionLeanproductionisaphilosophyofwastereductionandcontinuousimprovementTheJITleanproductionapproachwasdevelopedbyTaiichiOhnoofToyotaHisapproachwasdevelopedfromthefactthatJapanhishomecountryisacrowdedplacewithalreadylimitednaturalresourcesTheShingoPrizeisawardedtocompaniesthathaveworldclassleansystemsTheidealJITleanproductionsystemproducesonepieceatatimedefectfreeondemandfastwithoutwasteandinasafeenvironmentThiscanbeachievedbyabalancedrapidflowAbalancedrapidflowofafamilyofproductsisasmoothevenswiftflowofmaterialsinformationorworkthroughthestepsoftheproductionprocessBalancedmeansthattheworkloadshouldbedistributedevenlyamongtheworkstationsThisgoalincludeseliminationofunevennessandoverburdenAbalancedrapidflowcanbeachievedbythefollowingfoursupportinggoals1EliminationofdisruptionsDisruptionsupsetthesmoothflowofproductsthroughtheproductionsystemandcancausevariabilityDisruptionscanbecausedbypoorqualityequipmentbreakdownschangestotheschedulecustomerdemandandlatedeliveriesofpartscomponents2SystemFlexibilityAflexiblesystemisonethatisrobustenoughtohandleamixof
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