Gemba Kaizen: JIT Pays
Gemba Academy continues to grow its library of Lean and Six Sigma learning resources every day. Along with our brand new videos, we also have a rich archive of content featuring concepts that are as relevant today as they were in the early days of lean. Originally produced by the Kaizen Institute, we are delighted to share with you this video series on kaizen and Just-in-Time production.
Converting from a Conveyor Line to a U-Shaped Cell at Yoshitake Inc.
Yoshitake, a valve manufacturer near Nagoya, Japan, has eliminated a variety of muda. Take a closer look at two real before-and-after working environments.
- 0:27 – A look at the Yoshitake plant before kaizen was introduced
- 2:20 – Kaizen transformation through elimination of muda with a u-shaped cell
- 4:36 – Changes in production scheduling
- 5:46 – Another example of a u-shaped cell