GSCM206 Discussions Week 7

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GSCM206 Discussions Week 7
Identify the approaches and methods of continuous improvement and force problem solving…

 

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GSCM206 Discussions Week 7

GSCM206 Discussions Week 7

All Students Posts 66 Pages

JIT – 31 Pages

Identify the approaches and methods of continuous improvement and force problem solving. What sort of problems would companies incur using an “after the fact” method? What is the difference between JIT, Toyota Production Systems (TPS), and lean operations? The JIT environments within an organization produce low amounts of waste in the form of time and production, have a very small amount of variability, and have low inventory stock-piles. If you recall from previous chapters, why wouldn’t a push system generally not be found within a JIT environment?

Toyota, (TPS) methods and systems has been implemented by thousands of companies worldwide and yet they had one of the most serious brake problems several years ago. If companies like Toyota and others have such high quality management programs how do these type of problems happen? What can companies do more to prevent these types of problems?

When we expand on these meanings do you think anyone one method is better than the other? Please explain?

In JIT partnerships, suppliers have several concerns. These concerns are:

  • Diversification
  • Poor customer scheduling
  • Customers’ Infrequent engineering changes, small lot sizes
  • Producing high enough quality levels.

Why would these be concerns to suppliers?  Do you see any of these concerns within your own supply-base at work?…

Lean Operations – 35 Pages 

What are the three basic principles of lean systems, and how do they support each other in achieving lean-system goals? What is JIT and Lean?  List at least two sources of waste. How does waste negatively impact supply chains? In lean systems, there are seven wastes in total. What are they?

To run a lean system, 5S needs to be in place. 5S is a checklist for lean operations, has the “feel” of a housekeeping list, and can be used to assist in change within organizational culture. The organization I work in, takes 5S very seriously. Our bonuses are tied to the departments 5S score. We have internal auditor’s that come by unannounced and audit/score your department. The findings are covered within executive business meetings.

While this is not necessary, it is a good idea to do; completely clean your work-area and label your items or put an outline with colored tape to show where items should go, then take a picture of your work-station. Hang the picture up in your work-station as a “reminder” of how your work area should look through-out the day.

Has anyone used 5S before in their work environment?  List at least two sources of waste. How does waste negatively impact supply chains?…