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The Lean Practitioner's Handbook

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Key tools and concepts

This chapter gives a short description of all of the common tools used in Lean that have not been covered elsewhere in the book. In Chapter 6 I provided an overview of the three tools and concepts that are most commonly used in Lean implementation: 5S/visual management, standard work and cells. This chapter provides an overview of a further seven most commonly encountered Lean implementation tools and why you might want to use them:

    •  Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) – to maximize equipment ‘up time’ and reduce maintenance costs.

    •  Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) – used to describe how effectively equipment and resources are being used.

    •  Single Minute Exchange of Die (SMED) – used to reduce ...

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