Chapter 21

Heijunka, Planning and Scheduling, Sequencing Activities, Mixed Model

Takt–Flow–Pull

In Lean, there is a saying, which is takt … flow … pull, which is short for implementing a Lean system. This system requires one to:

1. Understand the customer demand and that everything starts with the customer. Once we know the customer demand and our available time, we can calculate our takt time.

2. Establish flow within the factory (or service company) from raw materials to finished goods/shipping in accordance with the beat of the takt time.

3. Create a pull system with synchronized linkage to our customer and supply chain. As they use our parts, they let us know in real time, which then triggers an order at our workshop. The orders at the workshop ...

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