Constantly shrinking batch sizes and ever shorter product lifecycles mean greater attention is now being paid to the time and money that can be saved using the alternative automation method of Karakuri/LCA.
How do certain processes help you create value and meet customer requirements? Which activities add no value at all? Value-stream mapping can provide precise answers to these questions.
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How various item product lines made a comprehensive lean transformation far easier.
“Chaku” translates as “load” or “insert”. Using the same word twice – “Chaku-Chaku” – offers a clue that this particular lean production method is based on comparatively simple working processes.
In manufacturing today, we talk a lot about “workflow”. The term “workflow” can be described as a sequence of connected steps with the idea of creating a streamlined process without delays or gaps between each of the steps.