Flexibility with U‑Shaped Cells at Matsushita Electric Works
Matsushita Electric Works’ Sr. Managing Director, Mr. Yukinobu Nishida, explains how his organization discovered that automation was not the ultimate solution to improve production and profits. Instead, kaizen and JIT proved to be the best choices in addressing new, more demanding lead times as they integrated employees into perfect production systems.
- 0:16 – Introduction to Matsushita Electric Works
- 1:00 – An operational overview
- 2:17 – How they dealt with more demanding lead times and resistance to change
- 3:35 – The benefits of continuous improvement
Introduction To JIT Pays
Gemba Kaizen JIT Pays
One Piece Flow at Wiremold
5S at Yasda Precision Tools
Kaizen at Giorgio Foods
Flexibility with U-Shaped Cells at Matsushita Electric Works
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Value-Added Work and the 7 Types of Waste
The Muda of Overproduction
The Muda of Waiting
The Muda of Transportation
The Muda of Processing
The Muda of Inventory
The Muda of Motion
The Muda of Producing Rejects
Converting from a Conveyor Line to a U-Shaped Cell at Yoshitake Inc.
Going to the Gemba to See the Waste
Push Production vs. Pull Production
One Piece Flow And Multi-process Handling
Setup Reduction Kaizen
Part Supply and Kanban
JIT Pays: 5s
JIT Pays: Visual Management
What Does Kaizen Mean to You?
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JIT produces profound changes in organizations, but also in people’s hearts and minds. In this video we hear firsthand accounts of the impact kaizen has had on individuals at various production facilities.