JIT Implementation Manual -- The Complete Guide to Just-In-Time Manufacturing: Volume 3 -- Flow Manufacturing -- Multi-Process Operations and Kanban, 2nd Edition (Paperback) book cover

JIT Implementation Manual -- The Complete Guide to Just-In-Time Manufacturing

Volume 3 -- Flow Manufacturing -- Multi-Process Operations and Kanban, 2nd Edition

By Hiroyuki Hirano

Productivity Press

194 pages | 89 B/W Illus.

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"It is a book for manufacturing companies that are fighting desperately for survival and that will go to any length to improve their factories and overcome the obstacles to success. One could even call this book a ‘bible’ for corporate survival."—Hiroyuki Hirano

Known as the JIT bible in Japan, JIT Implementation Manual — The Complete Guide to Just-in-Time Manufacturing presents the genius of Hiroyuki Hirano, a top international consultant with vast experience throughout Asia and the West. Encyclopedic in scope, this six-volume practical reference provides unparalleled information on every aspect of JIT— the waste-eliminating, market-oriented production system. This historic, yet timeless classic is just as crucial in today’s fast-changing global marketplace as when it was first published in Japan 20 years ago.

Covering all the techniques essential to setting up a flow production system in manufacturing, Volume 3: Flow Manufacturing — Multi-Process Operations and Kanban includes a basic introduction to the relationship between inventory and flow production and their roles in manufacturing. It also provides discussion of multi-process operations and precautions and procedures for developing them. Outlining the key topic of labor cost reduction and steps to achieving it, this definitive volume also covers the essentials of kanban and visual control systems in a flow manufacturing environment.

Table of Contents

Flow Production

Why Inventory Is Bad

What Is Flow Production?

Flow Production within and between Factories

Multi-Process Operations

Multi-Process Operations: A Wellspring for Humanity on the Job

The Difference between Horizontal Multi-Unit Operations and Vertical Multi-Process Operations

Questions and Key Points about Multi-Process Operations

Precautions and Procedures for Developing Multi-Process Operations

Labor Cost Reduction

What Is Labor Cost Reduction?

Labor Cost Reduction Steps

Points for Achieving Labor Cost Reduction

Visible Labor Cost Reduction


Differences between the Kanban System and Conventional Systems

Functions and Rules of Kanban

How to Determine the Variety and Quantity of Kanban

Administration of Kanban

Visual Control

What Is Visual Control?

Case Study: Visual Orderliness (Seiton)

Standing Signboards

Andon: Illuminating Problems in the Factory

Production Management Boards: At-a-Glance Supervision

Relationship between Visual Control and Kaizen

About the Author

JIT Management Laboratory, Tokyo, Japan

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Quality Control
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industrial Management