1-Introduction to leveling

Levelling is one of the foundations of the Lean house. In order to smooth the customer demand, it reduces the variability and the effect of the whip to better control the production. Introduction The levelling (Heijunka-平準化), or smoothing, is part of the tools forming...

2 – The Sequencer

Located as close to the operator, the sequencer, also called launcher, represents the actual work that the operator will perform. Put one behind the other, the Kanban are in the order of the production priorities. The principle On each tour of the Mizusumashi, the...

3 – Batch Building Box

Leveling tool, the batch-building box has the challenge of compensating for the vagaries of production and taking into account the time of change of series. Introduction Also called ” Wait Box “1, the batch building allows you to create...

4 – The Mizusumashi

The Mizusumashi gives the pace of the production. Designed with the data of Takt time and leveling, it is he who delivers the lines in time, allowing to limit the stock on line while ensuring that there is no line stop due to a lack of parts. Introduction The...

5 – The Leveling box

  Leveling tool, the Heijunka Box is positioned between the customer order table and the production lines. She’s doing the leveling. Introduction The leveling box, called Heijunka box, is the intermediate tool between the Logistic Box (Firm controls) and...

6 – The Logistic box

Located upstream of the Leveling box, this tool is used to smooth the controls on a larger unit of time. Introduction The logistic box is a tool to translate the customer need into a Kanban. Located upstream of the Leveling box, this box transcribes in a visual way...