JIT Implementation Manual -- The Complete Guide to Just-In-Time Manufacturing: Volume 5 -- Standardized Operations -- Jidoka and Maintenance/Safety, Edition 2

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"It is a book for manufacturing companies that are fighting desperately for survival and that will go to any length to improve their factories and overcome the obstacles to success. One could even call this book a ‘bible’ for corporate survival."

—Hiroyuki Hirano

Known as the JIT bible in Japan, JIT Implementation Manual — The Complete Guide to Just-in-Time Manufacturing presents the genius of Hiroyuki Hirano, a top international consultant with vast experience throughout Asia and the West. Encyclopedic in scope, this six-volume practical reference provides unparalleled information on every aspect of JIT— the waste-eliminating, market-oriented production system. This historic, yet timeless classic is just as crucial in today’s fast-changing global marketplace as when it was first published in Japan 20 years ago.

Providing details on how to implement standardized operations in manufacturing, including essential information on how to establish, improve, and preserve standard operations, Volume 5: Standardized Operations — Jidoka and Maintenance/Safety covers the key topic of Jidoka, or human autonomation — essentially how to separate human activity from machine work without producing defects. It also addresses the essential aspects of maintenance in a JIT environment and how to prevent breakdowns. The book includes time-saving information on how to quickly recognize why injuries occur and create a strategy for zero injuries and zero accidents.

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"It is a book for manufacturing companies that are fighting desperately for survival and that will go to any length to improve their factories and overcome the obstacles to success. One could even call this book a ‘bible’ for corporate survival."

—Hiroyuki Hirano

Known as the JIT bible in Japan, JIT Implementation Manual — The Complete Guide to Just-in-Time Manufacturing presents the genius of Hiroyuki Hirano, a top international consultant with vast experience throughout Asia and the West. Encyclopedic in scope, this six-volume practical reference provides unparalleled information on every aspect of JIT— the waste-eliminating, market-oriented production system. This historic, yet timeless classic is just as crucial in today’s fast-changing global marketplace as when it was first published in Japan 20 years ago.

Volume 6: JIT Implementation Forms and Charts provides a comprehensive diagnostic tool for JIT operations and includes a wealth of checklists, memos, and essential forms for recognizing waste in operations and implementing the 5S’s. It includes engineering forms for line-balancing, skills training, visual controls, changeover improvement, mistake-proofing, and standard operations. This indispensable resource also supplies a set of forms and charts useful when introducing and promoting JIT or lean to your plant and includes the JIT management forms that Hirano uses to implement "JIT Awareness Revolutions."

More than 40 PDF forms can be downloaded from the CRC Press website

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CRC Press
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Apr 19, 2016
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Pages
128
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ISBN
9781420090314
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English
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Business & Economics / General
Business & Economics / Quality Control
Technology & Engineering / Manufacturing
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