Lean manufacturing is a process which looks at reducing waste within the manufacturing chain. When implemented properly, lean manufacturing can help reduce inefficiency within the supply chain and improve costs. The lean manufacturing process has three key stages:
There are several ways to identify and reduce waste which are outlined below –
Manufacturing Methods I – Process Types
|Manufacturing Process types: Job shop, Batch, Repetitive and Continuous|
Manufacturing Methods II – Operating Models
|The seven types of waste, the Toyota production system, eliminating waste in manufacturing processes, Kaizen and continuous improvement|
Lean Manufacturing I – Eliminating Waste
|Why JIT?, MRP vs JIT, Kanban|
Lean Manufacturing II – The Value Stream
|Approaches to quality control, measuring quality, quality control through inspection, six sigma process.|
Lean Manufacturing III
|5S, Continuous Improvement: Kaizen, PDCA, and|
Lean Culture: Respect for People, Empowerment, Cross-training, and Gemba Walks.
Six Sigma I
|Defining quality, the Taguchi loss function, the DMAIC methodology, Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA).|
Six Sigma II
|The ‘Define’ and ‘Measure’ phases of the DMAIC methodology.|
Six Sigma III
|The ‘Analyse’, ‘Improve’ and ‘Control’ phases of the DMAIC methodology.|
Managing Constraints I
|The Five Focusing Steps (Methods for identifying and eliminating constraints in the manufacturing process, such as bottleneck capacity).|
Managing Constraints II
|Managing constraints means focusing on the goal of a manufacturing organization – to make money.|
This is part 2 of 2 of the Managing Constraints series of courses.
This course shows you how to apply the final four steps of the managing constraints process; Exploit, Subordinate, Elevate and Repeat.
Learn practical steps to improving throughput such as when to perform quality checks, how to plan production, how to decide on batch sizes, and why reducing set-up time is important.
Total Quality Management (TQM)
|Ensuring quality at source, continuously improving quality|
Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)
|Adding business value through effective maintenance of equipment|