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Lean Manufacturing Tools Explained: Kanban

By PlanetTogether -

1/28/22 10:30 AM


 Kanban is an inventory control system tool, often used in conjunction with the larger concept of just-in-time (JIT). It originated in Japan in 1940 as part of the Toyota Production System to reduce costs. Translated literally, the word is a...

Lean Manufacturing, Kanban

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Using Theory of Constraints to Support Lean Thinking

By PlanetTogether -

1/24/22 10:30 AM

Companies that have not yet implemented lean concepts into their current practices may find it daunting, especially since lean aims for perfection and waste elimination. When a business has a significant amount of room for process improvement,...

Lean Manufacturing, capacity, theory of constraints

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The Seven Wastes of Lean Manufacturing (Part I)

By Kenta Tomura -

1/3/22 10:30 AM

Though countless factories have adopted lean manufacturing over the years, the truth is that removing waste from manufacturing is no new concept. Since the height of the Industrial Age, profit-seeking manufacturers have looked for ways to...

Factory Scheduling, Advanced Planning and Scheduling, Lean Manufacturing

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