By Matthias Thurer
Many retailers have simplified their creation keep an eye on by utilizing card-based platforms corresponding to kanban and incessant Work-in-Process (ConWIP). even if those platforms offer an easy and powerful visible procedure for controlling production and repair operations, all too many retailers fight with failed implementations or in achieving effects that fall lower than expectancies. those results could be attributed to a negative healthy among the particular keep an eye on challenge and the answer applied.
This booklet takes a unique method of so much different books at the subject―as it begins with an creation to the regulate problem, rather than the regulate solution. Card-Based keep watch over platforms for a Lean paintings layout outlines how the issues encountered in standard production outlets and repair companies may be characterised, which permits for more desirable challenge diagnosis.
The first 4 chapters of the booklet lay the principles for challenge analysis. the following 3 chapters then talk about, in series, all of the 3 "traditional" card-based regulate platforms: kanban, ConWIP, and Paired-cell Overlapping Loops of playing cards with Authorization (POLCA). The booklet explains how every one of those card-based keep an eye on platforms works and identifies the explicit kind of keep an eye on challenge to which every procedure applies.
The subsequent chapters specialise in regulate of stability by means of Card-Based Navigation (COBACABANA), a approach built for high-variety retailers generating made-to-order, personalized items. this is often the 1st publication to debate this novel method, along with using playing cards to estimate due dates or supply time allowances.
The ebook closes with a framework that gives information on which procedure to use. This framework contrasts the regulate challenge with the keep watch over answer. the possibility of combining card-based structures is additionally mentioned to create a nested solution.
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Extra info for Card-Based Control Systems for a Lean Work Design: The Fundamentals of Kanban, ConWIP, POLCA, and COBACABANA
This second principle is a step toward ensuring that only the work needed is on the shop floor. However, just realizing our two principles, thereby stabilizing and reducing the work on the shop floor and/or at stations, is not enough. The new work that is released to the shop floor should also be the most urgent work (from that available to choose between in the pool) so that processes are effective. In other words, it is important to ensure that the delivery time allowance or lead time can be met.
A Station This is the physical entity or location where an operation is executed. A shop floor typically consists of several stations. ) experiences. This is a series of operations. A station is where the operation(s) occur. While we commonly use the term “station” in this book, this could also be known as a work center, cell, hospital room, and so on. It is just a question of the level (or unit) of analysis and the characteristics of the product/service processes that have to be completed. It is like the definition of an operation.
Copes with uncertainty. Not necessarily the (or an) optimum. variability/uncertainty of the resource requirements. This is a consequence of the law of requisite variety (Ashby 1957), which states that the variability (or flexibility) of the control solution must be equal to or greater than the variability of the system being controlled. Similarly, the responsiveness of the control solution should be equal to or greater than the uncertainty inherent to the system being controlled. Timeout: Coordination by standardization is the best way to eliminate waste.