CHAPTER 9

Examples from Industry

Avoid the precepts of those thinkers whose reasoning is not confirmed by experience.

Leonardo da Vinci, Thoughts on Art and Life

We will now demonstrate use of the Factory Physics methodology in practice. This chapter contains five different examples of its use in the real world. We also include an example that takes a classic treatment from a famous book on Lean manufacturing and extends the results using Factory Physics science.

LEARNING TO SEE—FARTHER image

This chapter begins with an example that is not from the real world but from an influential book, Learning to See.1 In this book, Rother and Shook present ...

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