Since Henry Ford sent the first chassis down an assembly line, line balancing issues have proven hard to eradicate. Often time the achievement of TAKT is an illusion. Human factors, quality of parts, variation all must be considered every day. To maintain continuous flow requires not a single fix, but requires a paradigm shift in thinking that encourages continual self-correcting. Relying on a number of successful case studies of improvements initiated by the author, this book demonstrates ways to recognize weak links and continually solve them. It offers rules, tools (including simulation software), and guidelines to eliminate problems before they start or at the root.

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Author(s)Nayef Ghasem
PublisherProductivity Press
Publish YearJanuary 2012