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

Volume 4 -- Leveling -- Changeover and Quality Assurance, 2nd Edition

By Hiroyuki Hirano

Productivity Press

188 pages | 145 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.

Volume 4: Leveling — Changeover and Quality Assurance provides essential background on the core concept of level production in a JIT, or lean, manufacturing system and the implementation techniques. It also discusses changeover and the rules and procedures for changeover improvement and covers quality assurance in the context of level production, including how to recognize structures that create defects, plan for achieving zero defects, and make use of mistake-proofing devices.

Table of Contents


What Is Level Production?

Various Ways to Create Production Schedules

Differences between Shish-Kabob Production and Level Production

Leveling Techniques

Realizing Production Leveling


Why Is Changeover Improvement (Kaizen) Necessary?

What Is Changeover?

Procedure for Changeover Improvement

Seven Rules for Improving Changeover

Quality Assurance

Quality Assurance: The Starting Point in Building Products

Structures that Help Identify Defects

Overall Plan for Achieving Zero Defects

The Poka-Yoke System

Poka-Yoke Case Studies for Various Defects

How to Use Poka-Yoke and Zero Defects Checklists

About the Author

JIT Management Laboratory, Tokyo, Japan

Subject Categories

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