10/06/2011

Inzign Pte Ltd

Lean Manufacturing

In designing its Lean strategy, Inzign Pte. Ltd. studied the seven sources of waste in the manufacturing equation originally outlined by Toyota’s chief engineer, Taiichi Ohno (widely considered the father of the Toyota Production System, which became Lean manufacturing) with the goal of reducing or eliminating them. The seven areas addressed comprised overproduction, waiting, transportation, inappropriate processing, unnecessary inventory, excess motion and defects. The company’s management team quickly realized that before it could reduce or eliminate this waste, its team would need to learn to see them. More information can be found in http://www.mpo-mag.com/articles/2010/11/learning-lean