Monday, June 23, 2014

Heijunka for High Mix, Low Volume Operations

Heijunka, or level loading (or load-leveling) is a very important concept within Lean Thinking; however, it is one of the most often ignored concepts.  Leveling the workload is critical to making other concepts such as pull systems and one piece flow work.  For a high mix or custom environment like a job shop or even an administrative operation, level loading is even more of a challenge.  In this video heijunka or level loading for such high mix environments is explained:

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