Kanban / Kaizen / JIT Manufacturing does not Work in the USA


 
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Kanban / Kaizen / JIT Manufacturing does not Work in the USA
Jim Roberge
I have just completed my first exposure to Kanban / Kaizen JIT manufacturing as an assembly technician. The system does not work in the USA!
The problem is - as I see it - that when you take away structure from the employees to the point that a Production Unit Leader, also known as Production Manager, Leadman or Supervisor, has no real idea what is going on, the complete system crashes and self destructs.
 

 
Kanban Deming
John
The problem with you as I see it is that you judge too fast. :-)...Sign up
 

 
Does Kanban/Kaizen work in USA
Brett Rice
Jim, without the support of the entire system it does become more difficult to implement and sustain these types of systems. We are implementing now ...Sign up
 

 
Does Continuous Improvement Work
roberto s jensen, proces engineer, Netherlands, Member
Your structure is set by standard work because when you pass the Check phase, you have to Act that means transform your improvement into standard work...Sign up
 

 
Remember PDSA is a Circle / Cycle!
M.Ganapathy, Manager, Sri Lanka, Member
It works well when the whole team has faith in the process. Continuous improvement happens as it eliminates the waste of time and process. I observed...Sign up
 

 
How to Make Lean Techniques Work
Jorge Garrido, Director, Mexico, Member
Things will work when you train the people, and everybody knows the vision of the company and the goals to achieve it. If the people do ...Sign up
 

 
Kanban can Surely Work Everywhere, If and When Practiced 'seriously'
C.L. Kappagomtula, Professor, Malaysia, Member
In every manufacturing system, workers' deep involvement is a must.
Kanban / Kaizen are systems aimed at constant improvement in the quality of m...Sign up
 

   

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