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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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  1. Introduction To JIT Pays 01:34
  2. Gemba Kaizen JIT Pays 03:43
  3. One Piece Flow at Wiremold 08:35
  4. 5S at Yasda Precision Tools 02:30
  5. Kaizen at Giorgio Foods 11:14
  6. Flexibility with U-Shaped Cells at Matsushita Electric Works 04:27
  7. Changing Hearts and Minds with Kaizen 04:12
  8. Value-Added Work and the 7 Types of Waste 05:29
  9. The Muda of Overproduction 01:31
  10. The Muda of Waiting 01:17
  11. The Muda of Transportation 02:04
  12. The Muda of Processing 01:13
  13. The Muda of Inventory 02:48
  14. The Muda of Motion 01:21
  15. The Muda of Producing Rejects 02:33
  16. Converting from a Conveyor Line to a U-Shaped Cell at Yoshitake Inc. 08:03
  17. Going to the Gemba to See the Waste 03:03
  18. Push Production vs. Pull Production 03:03
  19. One Piece Flow And Multi-process Handling 13:57
  20. Leveling Production 02:14
  21. Setup Reduction Kaizen 02:38
  22. Standard Work 04:04
  23. Part Supply and Kanban 04:49
  24. JIT Pays: 5s 05:11
  25. JIT Pays: Visual Management 02:20
  26. What Does Kaizen Mean to You? 01:12