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Visual Tools

Collected Practices and Cases, 1st Edition

By Productivity Press

Productivity Press

144 pages

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Paperback: 9781563273315
pub: 2005-12-30
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Visual tools are an essential part of any lean transformation, and understanding correct application of appropriate tools is crucial. This book clearly illustrates how successful organizations, such as Boeing and Maytag, have implemented visual tools in their operations. It shows both their respective achievements and the challenges they faced. Visual Tools: Collected Practices and Cases provides a variety of case studies taken from articles previously published in Lean Manufacturer Advisor - the monthly newsletter by Productivity Press.

Table of Contents

Part I: 5S/Cleaning

Chapter 1: 5S Becomes Lean Cornerstone at Maytag Refrigerator Factory

Chapter 2: Parts Plant is Boeing's Best for Two Years in a Row

Chapter 3: Sustaining a 5S/Visual Management Implementation

Chapter 4: Establishing Goals Yields Faster and Better Cleaning

Chapter 5: Cleanliness Equals Value

Part II: Standard Work/Mistake-Proofing

Chapter 6: Implementing Standard Work Means More than Posting Signs

Chapter 7: The Mother of Improvement

Chapter 8: Mistake-Proofing is a New Tool as Lean Initiatives Evolves

Part III: Kanban

Chapter 9: Keys to the Quantity of Kanban

Chapter 10: Fixing Everything at Once (Alaris Medical Systems)

Chapter 11: Carpeting Kanban Vacuums Excess Out of Inventory

Chapter 12: Kanban-Like Systems Pulls Products into Stores

Chapter 13: A High-Mix, Low-Volume Answer to Kanban

Chapter 14: Software, Totes and 'Milk Runs': Kanban at MKS Instruments

Chapter 15: Diminishing Buffer Can Serve as a Signal for Production Start

Chapter 16: Ford's Electronic Kanban makes Replacement Easy

Part IV: Visual Controls

Chapter 17: Visual Techniques Provide Key Workplace Information

Chapter 18: Spreading the Word - Visually

Chapter 19: Storyboards Teach Workers the Process

Chapter 20: Problems Become Obvious by Displaying Takt vs. Actual

Subject Categories

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