Right-Sized Equipment DVD

1st Edition

Engineers Society Manufctrng

Productivity Press
Published March 1, 1996
ISBN 9781420076134 - CAT# PP6132

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Within Lean manufacturing, those companies seeking to improve flow, quality, and turnaround time while minimizing their sp4nding of capital use right-sized equipment. Instead of large product batches that must be stored, right-sized equipment produces just the amount of product needed. Through this approach errors in the process can be quickly exposed and eliminated.

Right-Sized Equipment, the DVD gives the viewer an exclusive look into one of the Boeing Company's commercial airplane plant and integrated aero structures business units to explain how right-sized equipment fits with their Lean journey. Sharing real-world applications of lean principles, this video—:

  • Shows how the production flow of parts used in de-icing airplane wings improved when the company shifted to making the assembly in a small cell
  • Demonstrates how the cost of some parts decreased by as much as 75 percent just by reducing floor space and changing to right-size equipment

Analyzes the Japanese term chaku-chaku, explaining exactly what it means to fully utilize people rather than machines.


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