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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
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