OPS 571 Lean Techniques

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Purpose of Assignment

The purpose of this assignment is for students to evaluate the lean techniques applied to business in today's workforce.

Note: Students and Faculty seeking more information on this assignment can refer to Ch. 14 of the Operations and Supply Chain Management textbook.

Assignment Steps

Select a business you are familiar with which incorporates lean manufacturing or lean supply chains.

Evaluate how this firm uses lean strategies and how much lean techniques has improved the firm's efficiency.

Evaluate ways the firm can go even further to make improvements using lean techniques.

Use the results you obtained from evaluating this firm to apply to your own business or a business you are interested in which currently does not use lean.

Develop a 1,050-word report in which you describe your lean evaluation project.

Format your assignment consistent with APA guidelines.

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Lean Techniques


Lean Techniques

Lean techniques are assembly-line guidelines originally formulated for Toyota and the
production of automobiles. These techniques are also known as lean thinking and lean
management. Lean techniques focus on empowering workers and eliminating waste, improve
productivity and reduce inventory. Toyota Company initially formulated these techniques. This
paper examines how Toyota uses lean strategies and also highlights ways in which the company
can make improvements its lean techniques utilization (Alpenberg & Scarbrough, 2016). It also
presents these techniques can be used in another business.
Toyota Company uses lean strategies to eliminate wastes, minimize non-value added
undertakings and increase the value added. The eight wastes that Toyota eliminates using these
techniques are:

Time on hand (waiting): Stoppage of work/item in the process, like machine downtime,

system downtime, equipment changeover, bottlenecked operations, others approvals, system
response time and information from clients.

Overproduction: Too Soon or Too much production, resulting in the lack of adequate data

flow and excess inventory.

Unnecessary conveyance or transport: Paperwork movement or work from a particular step

to another step in the procedure.

Incorrect processing or over processing: Too much technology application or utilization of

improper procedures or tools in the work process when a less costly and simpler a...

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