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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Contents

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
Copyright

Leveling Production 128

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