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Is Five Why Analysis Too Simplistic for Complex Problems?
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By Pascal Dennis (bio) A common question, especially in industries that are just now learning the Lean Business System. Problem solving is a kata – a set of core forms that we practice over & over, hopefully under the guidance of a capable sensei. When practicing the problem solving kata, we pull in the tools […]

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Mixed Model Sequencing – Complex Example Sequencing 1
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Sequencing products due to different workloads of different products at different workstations is tricky. This is now the sixth post on Mixed Model Sequencing, and we finally start with our sequence! Wohooo! Sequence the First Product The first product to be sequenced is usually easy; it is the biggest rock you have (i.e., the part […]

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Mixed Model Sequencing – Complex Example Data Basis
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Having a product mix with different workloads at different stations is challenging. Hence this is getting to be a pretty long series of blog posts on Mixed Model Sequencing. Let’s continue: Get the Quantities to Be Produced The next step is a smaller one. You need to figure out the quantities that have to be […]

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Mixed Model Sequencing – Complex Example Introduction
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In this rather long series of posts on Mixed Model Sequencing to handle product-dependent workload, we are finally getting to the most complex part: Sequencing of products when multiple stations have product-dependent workloads. Read on: How To Address Multiple Workload Imbalances In the following I will describe an approach on how to create a sequence […]

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