A device that calls attention to defects, equipment abnormalities, other problems, or reports the status and needs of a system typically by means of lights – red light for failure mode, amber light to show marginal performance, and a green light for normal operation mode. Examples: https://training.operationalmanagementsolutions.eu/2022/07/04/andon/.
An approach in which manufacturing work centers (cells) have the total capabilities needed to produce an item or group of similar items; contrasts to setting up work centers on the basis of similar equipment or capabilities, in which case items must move among multiple work centers before they are completed.
As used in manufacturing, the time from when the last “good” piece comes off of a machine until the first “good” piece of the next product is made on that machine. Includes warm up, first piece inspection and adjustments.
Immediate actions to bring performance that is tracking below expectations back into the proper trend. Requires root cause analysis.
The time it takes for an individual piece of equipment to complete its functions to produce a quality part independent of the operator’s unloading and loading time.
The progressive achievement of tasks and/or information as it proceeds along the value stream, flow challenges us to reorganize the Value Stream to be continuous… “one by one, non-stop”.
Japanese word of which the literal translation is “the real place.” where the actual services are provided or where the work is done.
Described as “intelligent automation” or “automation with a human touch.” If an abnormal situation arises the machine stops and the worker will stop the production line. Prevents the production of defective products, eliminates overproduction and focuses attention on understanding the problem and ensuring that it never recurs. A form of automation in which machinery automatically …
Muda is a Japanese term for Waste. It means any operation or activity that takes time and resources but does not add value to the product or service sold to the customer.