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25 
Aug

LEAN Manufacturing Principles

Simplify and Standardise

Too Much “Product Variation” Costs More To Produce. And Less Customer Sales.

Printers – Oil Filled Radiators – Phones – Inks – Cleaners etc.

You Only Have To Look At The ARGOS Catalogue…

“TOO MUCH VARIATION”  “LEADS TO LESS SALES”.

Printers & Inks :-

Manufacturers make too many different models…

Thousands of Inks for 5 Colours…  WHY ????

Canon PIXMA 6550 re-designed to Canon PIXMA 6850

Same printer but INK is Different  –  WHY ????

Think about the manufacturing costs by  “Too Much Variation”

  • New Tooling development costs
  • New Ink development and costs
  • Machine tooling set up costs
  • Assembly change over costs
  • Quality and NPI planning issues
  • Supplier and Customer warehousing costs
  • Shops NOT having what the customer actually wants
  • TO MUCH PRODUCT VARIATION – SLOWS DOWN PRODUCTION

The more variations made : –

  • The slower the manufacturing process –
  • The more manufacturing problems there will be –
  • The more rejects and scrap there will be produced –
  • The more difficult the customer will find it to choose –
  • THE CUSTOMER WON’T BUY – TOO MUCH CHOICE…

Think about Mavis in Arkwright’s Shop.   –  2″  is too much choice !!!

Henry Ford said:-

“You can have any colour you want as long as it is black”

Cars came of the production line every 60 seconds… “PROBABLY”

  • and they were cheap…
  • and they were  ‘Fit For Purpose’
  • and they were produced, ‘Single-Piece-Flowline’

Edwards Deming said:-

Adopt the new philosophy.

  • Design products and services to meet customers’ needs.
  • Put your customers’ needs first, rather than to competitive pressure.
  • Create your quality vision, and implement it – “Fit For Purpose” not cheap and nasty.
  • Provide support and resources so that production levels and quality are achievable.
  • Look at how the process is carried out – Not just numerical targets.
  • REDUCE VARIATION – INCREASE PRODUCTION, INCREASE SALES

KEEP IT SIMPLE…..  STANDARDISE

For implementation of these principles :-

Please contact us and we will arrange a visit.

Atherton Management Services Ltd – 07970 333 466

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Published Date: 25th August 2017
Category: Financial, General, LEAN Manufacturing