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An Introduction to Lean Work Design by Matthias Thürer, Lawrence D. Fredendall

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Index

andon, 48, 49

A3 problem solving format, 116

A3 thinking, 115–117

benchmarking, 124–125

Bird cage, 39

catchball process, 136–137

cause and effect diagram, 111

cell layout, 34, 37

cellular layouts

issues in, 38–40

continuous improvement, 99–117

continuous improvement organization, 101–102

control system, 46

lean, 48–49

people and, 46–48

control systems

and goals, 49–51

lean approach, creating, 51–52

current-state value stream map, 76, 77, 79, 81, 83

DBR. See Drum-buffer-rope

downtime losses, 12, 13

Drum-buffer-rope (DBR), 67–69

external setups, 25

facility layout

basic types of, 33–34

general rules of, 40–41

importance of, 35–38

labor flexibility and, 41–43

selecting correct, 34–35

visible control, 33–43

feedback loop, 59

FIFO. See First-In-First-Out ...

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