Are you ready to implement a just-in-time (JIT) manufacturing program but need some help orienting employees to the power of JIT? Here is a concise and practical guide to introduce equipment operators, assembly workers, and other frontline employees to the basic concepts, techniques, and benefits of JIT practices.
Like all our Shopfloor Series books, Just-in-Time for Operators presents concepts and tools in simple and accessible language. The book includes ample illustrations and examples to explain basic JIT concepts and some of the changes people may encounter in a JIT implementation.
Elimination of process waste
Leveled production, kanban, and standard work
U-shaped cells and autonomation
JIT support techniques
The JIT approach is simple and universal -- it works in companies all over the world. Educating employees ensures their full participation and allows them to share their experiences and ideas more effectively.
The Purpose of this Book
What this Book is Based On
Two Ways to Use This Book
How to Get the Most Out of Your Reading
Overview of the Contents
Chapter 1 : An Introduction to Just-in-Time
Chapter 2 : Basic Concepts of Just-in-Time
Chapter 3 : Process Improvement and Standardization
Chapter 4 : Support Techniques for Just-in-Time
Chapter 5 : Reflections and Conclusions