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What is lean production?

The reduction of the quantity of everything used in production, including space, materials, stocks, suppliers, labour capital and time

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What does lean production reduce the number of? (2)

Defective products, lead time

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What is waste seen as in lean production?

Anything that adds cost but not value

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Give 3 ways a business can reduce waste?

Reduce the amount of raw materials

Reduce the working progress stock pile

Reduce the amount of skills and knowledge un used

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Give 2 pros of a multi skilled workforce?

Job rotation can cover sickness

Reduce the number of workers needed

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Give 2 cons of multi skilled workforce?

Training is long and expensive

Less ability to specialise

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What is lean people management?

Empowering workers and training them to be more skilled

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What is cell production?

Subdivides the production line into groups of workers invoked in related tasks

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What is lean design?

The reduction of development and production times of products

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Give 2 benefits of lean design?

Get new products to the market quicker

Gain a competitive edge

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What is time based management?

Aims to speed up the times that each process takes in an effort to cut costs

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Why is being the first into a market an advantage?

Brand loyalty

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Give a risk of speeding up the design process to be the first into a market?

Poor communication so less care taken

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What is lean quality?

Ensuring there is a high quality and zero defects

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What is Kaizen?

A low cost approach where everyone seeks to improve what they are doing and they way they do it

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Give 2 advantages of lean production?

Maximum capacity utilisation

Reduces cost

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Give 2 cons of lean production?

JIT- if there is a distaster

De motivation