By Pierre C. Guerindon
This paintings provides the basic rules of continuing stream production, furnishing a company approach and set of working principles that support create an atmosphere the place non-stop circulation production can flourish. A 10-step technique for changing a conventional manufacturing unit to a continual movement operation is equipped, and standard production options are in comparison with the continual circulation process.
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This is much more efficient than the past policy t o buyonly what could not be made. For best results, makehuy decisions should be made by sourcing teams made up of representatives from several disciplines. Engineering can provide input on designs that are proprietary and should be made internally. Purchasing contributes supplier data. Accounting maintains the cost perspective, Together these multifunctional sourcing teams can evaluate families of parts and components and ultimately determine a “core make” list and a “core buy” list.
River water is not pushed into the ocean, it is pulled. When river water enters theocean, gravity pulls more water from secondary sources and replenishes the river. This process is continuous. In a continuous flow factory, the assembly area is like the ocean. As parts are consumed, assembly must be replenished, so internal and externalsuppliers are signaled to produce newparts, These parts arepulled into the flow and they move to assembly where they are consumed, once again setting off the signal to suppliers to replenish the flow.
Obviously, the press shop can produce parts faster than they can be consumed in the weld area, so a sequencer is needed to regulate flow between the two operations. 2. Sequencersschedulework The second function of an intelligent sequencer is to perform the entire scheduling task for internal and external suppliers. This creates flow. The sequencer monitors parts consumption and signals (or triggers) internal and external suppliers to replenish parts as needed, in the proper quantities, Continuous Flow Factory 43 just-in-time.