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Operations systems that maximize the value added by each of a company's activities by removing waste and delays from them
Just-in-time (JIT) philosophy
The belief that waste (or muda) can be eliminated by cutting unnecessary capacity or inventory and removing non-value-added activities in operations
A system that organizes the resources, information flows, and decision rules that enable a firm to realized the benefits of JIT principles
Automatically stopping the process when something is wrong and then fixing the problems on the line itself as they occur
A methodology consisting of five workplace practices - sorting, straightening, shining, standardizing, and sustaining - that are conducive to visual controls and lean production
One-worker, multiple-machines (OWMM)cell
A one-person cell in which a worker operates several different machines simultaneously to achieve a line flow
A Japanese word meaning "card" or "visible record" that refers to cards used to control the flow of production through a factory
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