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Equalized & Synchronized Production
The High-Mix Manufacturing System that Moves Beyond JIT

ISBN 9781563272523
Published February 16, 2003 by Productivity Press
313 Pages

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Book Description

Beyond JIT - Lean Improvement for Supplier Companies!

ESP is a production management and manufacturing improvement system targeted for supplier companies or any companies that deal with a variety of products as well as multiple customers. ESP enables suppliers to meet the requirements of their buyers' Just-In-Time (JIT) ordering systems through wide-variety, small-lot production, while also making their own production activities as efficient as possible.

ESP complements each company's own production management functions, particularly the production scheduling and purchasing functions, in the way that best suits each individual business. By adopting ESP, your company will be able to meet its customers' needs Just-in-Time while growing into a powerful new organization operating according to its own production system.

Features of Equalized and Synchronized Production include:

  • Coverage of the complete production scheduling and management system for supplier organizations
  • Case studies featuring ESP implementation by a variety of manufacturers
  • Guidance on when and where the ESP system is more effective than JIT
  • Comprehensive and practical "how-to" instruction on ESP implementation

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: A Birth of a New Production System -- A Case Study
Chapter 2: Why Suppliers Need the ESP Production System
Chapter 3: Basic Steps in Implementing the ESP Production System
Chapter 4: ESP Building Steps and Techniques
Chapter 5: ESP Result Indicators
Chapter 6: Case Study 1: Miyagi Shimadaya Co., Ltd.
Chapter 7: Case Study 2: Izumi Industries and Okegawa Plant
Chapter 8: Case Study 3: Tokyo, Chuzosho, Gunma Plant
Chapter 9: Case Study 4: Plant A at Company N

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