Lean Connections

Lean Connections

Making Information Flow Efficiently and Effectively

eBook - 2008
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Dependable information flow is a necessary prerequisite to the successful implementation of lean production principles. But while most managers understand how to make materials and manpower flow, the flow of information tends to be much more underdeveloped. Even companies that excel at recognizing waste and are otherwise adept at implementing the principles of lean production are often challenged to provide satisfactory information flow.

Lean Connections: Making Information Flow Efficiently and Effectively isdesigned to help you rethink the way your organization views information flow. It provides the building blocks of a comprehensive information-flow system, showing you calculations and methods that will allow you to get the necessary information to those individuals who need it, when they need it.

Following a logical and detailed progression, this manual shows how to make information flow in lean production facility—

  • From the end customer through materials control to the production floor
  • On the production floor at the operator, team, and value stream level
  • And then from the production floor to the management of the facility

Employing a workbook format, this manual follows RNA Manufacturing, a fictional company, through its implementation of a comprehensive lean production system. As the authors outline RNA’s methods and thought processes, they employ exercises that ask questions about your own production system. Your challenge is to think deeply about the answers, as well as the changes that need to be made to effectively make information flow through your facility.

Make certain that everyone gets the information that they need when they need it


Dependable information flow is a necessary prerequisite to the successful implementation of lean production principles. But while most managers understand how to make materials and manpower flow, the flow of information tends to be much more underdeveloped. Even companies that excel at recognizing waste and are otherwise adept at implementing the principles of lean production are often challenged to provide satisfactory information flow.

Lean Connections: Making Information Flow Efficiently and Effectively isdesigned to help you rethink the way your organization views information flow. It provides the building blocks of a comprehensive information-flow system, showing you calculations and methods that will allow you to get the necessary information to those individuals who need it, when they need it.

Following a logical and detailed progression, this manual shows how to make information flow in lean production facility—

  • From the end customer through materials control to the production floor
  • On the production floor at the operator, team, and value stream level
  • And then from the production floor to the management of the facility

Employing a workbook format, this manual follows RNA Manufacturing, a fictional company, through its implementation of a comprehensive lean production system. As the authors outline RNA’s methods and thought processes, they employ exercises that ask questions about your own production system. Your challenge is to think deeply about the answers, as well as the changes that need to be made to effectively make information flow through your facility.

Make certain that everyone gets the information that they need when they need it



Book News
This workbook on information flow and lean production principles in the manufacturing industry is designed to help managers recognize waste and increase efficiency. Chris and Rick Harris, both of Harris Lean Systems, specialize in teaching organizations to be lean in their assembly lines, and this book shows how to maintain the lean flow of information from the end customer to the production floor, and from the production floor to the management team. The authors use a fictional company as a case study to illustrate all of the basic concepts behind lean production, stressing the need and ability to retrieve pertinent information every step of the way. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Blackwell North Amer
Dependable information flow is a necessary prerequisite to the successful implementation of lean production principles. But while most managers understand how to make materials and manpower flow, the flow of information tends to be much more underdeveloped. Even companies that excel at recognizing waste and are otherwise adept at implementing the principles of lean production are often challenged to provide satisfactory information flow. Lean Connections: Making Information Flow Efficiently and Effectively is designed to help you rethink the way your organization views information flow. It provides the building blocks of a comprehensive information-flow system, showing you calculations and methods that will allow you to get the necessary information to those individuals who need it, when they need it.

Publisher: Boca Raton, Fla. : CRC Press, c2008
ISBN: 9781420092745
142009274X
Characteristics: xviii, 145 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Additional Contributors: Harris, Rick 1953 Aug. 2-

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