By Pierre C. Guerindon
This paintings provides the elemental ideas of continuing circulation production, furnishing a company procedure and set of working principles that aid create an atmosphere the place non-stop movement production can flourish. A 10-step technique for changing a conventional manufacturing facility to a continual circulation operation is equipped, and traditional production innovations are in comparison with the continual circulate technique.
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The information flow is invisible, but it causes the material flow. Integrated systems ,controlexternal logistics, coordinating delivery from suppliers who feed the plant with rough or finished parts asneeded. Integrated systems also drive internal logistics, regulating material movement in theplant to feed the assembly line. They link stores and processes with material handling devices, creating a continuous and synchronous flow with minimum inventory. Another role of integrated systems is computer program monitoring.
ProcessingParts Water in the river always flows from a starting point to an ending point. It does not stop and rest. Likewise in the factory, work flow must allow parts to be processed fromstart to finish with no stops. This means all operations-including welding, machining, heat treating, and chemical processing (like chrome plating)-mustbe integrated into the overall process. This is a big departure from the fragmented, stop- 40 Three Chapter and-go flow being used in many factory operations.
Much greatergainscan berealized through a broader approach to modernization which includes: Factory layout Logistics systems Supplier programs Design simplification Product standardization Human resource utilization Quality management Customer responsiveness A modernization strategy that includes all these elements can result in a cost reduction of 25% or more. And if such a strategy is combined with defensive cost cutting options, the potential gain can be as high as 40%. Despite these benefits, there is pain associated with implementing a broad-basedmodernization strategy.