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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

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