JIT Implementation Manual -- The Complete Guide to Just-In-Time Manufacturing: Volume 5 -- Standardized Operations -- Jidoka and Maintenance/Safety, 2nd Edition (Paperback) book cover

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

Volume 5 -- Standardized Operations -- Jidoka and Maintenance/Safety, 2nd Edition

By Hiroyuki Hirano

Productivity Press

128 pages | 55 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.

Providing details on how to implement standardized operations in manufacturing, including essential information on how to establish, improve, and preserve standard operations, Volume 5: Standardized Operations — Jidoka and Maintenance/Safety covers the key topic of Jidoka, or human autonomation — essentially how to separate human activity from machine work without producing defects. It also addresses the essential aspects of maintenance in a JIT environment and how to prevent breakdowns. The book includes time-saving information on how to quickly recognize why injuries occur and create a strategy for zero injuries and zero accidents.

Table of Contents

Standard Operations

Overview of Standard Operations

How to Establish Standard Operations

How to Make Combination Charts and Standard Operations Charts

Standard Operations and Operation Improvements

How to Preserve Standard Operations

Jidoka: Human Automation

Steps toward Jidoka

The Difference between Automation and Jidoka

The Three Functions of Jidoka

Separating Workers: Separating Human Work from Machine Work

Ways to Prevent Defects

Extension of Jidoka to the Assembly Line

Maintenance and Safety

Existing Maintenance Conditions on the Factory Floor

What Is Maintenance?

CCO: Three Lessons in Maintenance

Preventing Breakdowns

Why Do Injuries Occur?

What Is Safety?

Strategies for Zero Injuries and Zero Accidents

About the Author

JIT Management Laboratory, Tokyo, Japan

Subject Categories

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