Apr 24 2017
Flow Line Pacing | All About Lean | Christoph Roser
“There are three different options on how to time the production lines.[…] The “easiest” one is an unstructured approach. The processes are still arranged in sequence; however, there is no fixed signal when to start processing a part. The pulse line is also a flow line, but now all parts move at the same time. […] When all processes are done, all parts move to the next process simultaneously. […] Another common way to structure the timing of flow lines is the continuously moving line.”
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Michel Baudin‘s comments: Christoph’s two posts are great for their rifle-shot focus on the single issue of flow line pacing and for their effective use of animation to illustrate principles. It makes the differences clear in a way you couldn’t on paper.
Sep 29 2017
Takt Time Concept Still Misunderstood | LinkedIn Discussion
“What does TAKT Time mean to you and how have you used it to better your business?”
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Michel Baudin‘s comments: It’s 2017, and this question should be unnecessary, but the responses reveal that confusion about this concept is still widespread. As I belong to The Takt Times Group, I felt compelled to participate; at the same time, I didn’t want to repeat everything else I have written on the topic.
By Michel Baudin • Technology, Uncategorized • 11 • Tags: Lean, Lean Six Sigma, Six Sigma, Takt time, TPS