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Lean system, when is implemented, shortens the time from the customer order to the delivery, by eliminating all sources of waste in the process. Five basic principles of Lean system:
The value stream
Pure Waste Consume resources but creates no value for the customer Could be stopped and it would be invisible to the customer . but necessary No value created but required by current technology No value created but required by current thinking No value created but required by process limitations No value created but required by current process Non-Value-Aded .VALUE Value-Added Activities Transforms or shapes material or information Customer wants it Done right the first time Non-Value-Added.
at last. starting with raw materials or initial information and ending with the end customer/user. Flow is the hardest principle to achieve. which is the essence of Japanese production philosophy.VALUE STREAM AND FLOW The value stream is all activities that create value. Basic preconditions for achieving flow are: •Small batches •Little or no inventory and WIP (work in process) •Quick change over time Pull means no one upstream should produce a good or service until the customer downstream asks for it. . This comes from the Japanese word Kaizen (“continuous improvement”). and we have to strive for perfection continuously. And. Perfection means that there is no end in becoming Lean.
Lean Results Capacity Customer Responsiveness Efficiency Employee Satisfaction Flexibility .
2. anywhere changes can be made. KAIZEN (striving for perfection) A system involving every employee that is based on making little changes on a regular basis. • Continuous small improvements • Changes are implemented quickly • Everyone gets involved .