JIT Factory Revolution: A Pictorial Guide to Factory Design of the Future

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CRC Press, Jul 1, 1989 - Business & Economics - 218 pages
Here at last is the first-ever encyclopedic picture book of JIT. With 218 pages of photos, drawings, and diagrams, this unprecedented behind-the-scenes look at actual production and assembly plants illustrates exactly how JIT looks and functions. It shows the way each area of a JIT plant is set up and provides hundreds of useful ideas you can implement, including:

  • Multiprocess handling
  • Cell technology manufacturing
  • One-piece flow
  • Quick changeovers
  • Visual control systems
  • Kanban and andon

If you've made the crucial decision to run production using JIT and want to show your employees what it's is all about--this book is a must. The photographs, from various Japanese production and assembly plants, provide vivid depictions of what work is like in a JIT environment. And the text, simple and easy to read, makes all the essentials crystal clear.

Truly, a picture is worth a thousand words. You won't find a more accessible or enjoyable introduction to JIT anywhere. It's obvious why this is already one of our most popular books.


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Publishers Preface by Norman Bodek
Ordeal for Survival
Awareness Revolution 18
The 5ss 28
Flow Manufacturing 64
Standard Operations 102
MultiProcess Handling 110
Reducing Worker Hours 122
Jidoka Automation with a Human Touch 134
Changeover 144
Quality Assurance 158
Kanban 166
Visual Control 174
Maintenance and Safety 198
About the Editors 204

Leveling Production 128

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