Lean Supply Chain

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ABBREVIATION LIST

AUTONOMATION: Technological innovation that enables machines to work harmoniously with their operators by giving them the 'human touch.' Called jidoka in Japanese, it employs automatic and semi-automatic processes to reduce physical and mental load on the workers.

CELL TEAM WORK PLAN: A workplace strategy aimed at helping to solve problems and boost employee drive and focus. A work plan in business is commonly implemented for six to twelve months; however there generally is no time limit on a work plan .

CELL WORKLOAD ANALYSIS: A tool used to predict and plan future work and skills requirements based upon historical data. Once a workload baseline has been established using past performance adjustments are made for expected changes in demand or other factors which impact the project scope. COMPLEX MIX PRODUCTION SCHEDULING:

CONCEPT DESIGN: Description of how a new product will work and meet its performance requirements. CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT TOOLS: PM analysis,why-why analysis summary of losses, kaizen register,kaizen summary sheet. CpK: In process improvement efforts, the process capability index or process capability ratio is a statistical measure of process capability: The ability of a process to produce output within specification limits. The concept of process capability only holds meaning for processes that are in a state of statistical control. CYCLE TIME: The period required to complete one cycle of an operation. Cycle time is used in differentiating total duration of a process from its run time.

DFMA: stands for Design for Manufacture and Assembly. DFMA is the combination of two methodologies; Design for Manufacture, which means the design for ease of manufacture of the parts that will form a product, and Design for Assembly, which means the design of the product for ease of assembly. 5S: Sort, Systematize, Sweep, Standardize, Self discipline.

FMEA: A failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA) is a procedure in product development and operations management for analysis of potential failure modes within a system for classification by the severity and likelihood of the failures HOSHIN PLANNING: is a Strategic planning/Strategic management methodology, based on a concept popularized in Japan by Professor Kaoru Ishikawa in the late 1950s when he said that 'each person is the expert in his or her own job and Japanese TQC (Total Quality Control) is designed to use the collective thinking power of all employees to make their organization the best in its field.It is a method devised to capture and cement strategic goals as well as flashes of insight about the future and develop the means to bring these into reality. KAIZEN: Kaizen is Japanese for "improvement", or "change for the better" refers to philosophy or practices that focus upon continuous improvement of processes in manufacturing, engineering, game development, and business management. KANBAN: is a scheduling system that helps determine what to produce, when to produce it, and how much to produce. LEAD TIME: A lead time is the delay between the initiation and execution of a process. It is the time from the moment the customer places an order (the moment you learn of the requirement) to the moment it is received by the customer. In the absence of finished goods or intermediate (work in progress) inventory, it is the time it takes to actually manufacture the order without any inventory other than raw materials. MIX MODEL MANUFACTURING: Mixed-model production is the production of a wide range of product models using a certain degree of shared resources and common material. It is commonly accepted that modern manufacturing places a greater pressure on producers for more choice in the product offering.[10] Products are increasingly assembled from standard components and sub-assemblies, using machines and automated systems as well as manual labour. DFT is designed to handle this mix and provide a way to establish mixed-model production...
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