One of the difficult aspects of learning about Lean is that many of its terms are unfamiliar or in Japanese. As a pre-assignment, you were asked to define a few of these words. Let’s see how you did.
|Constant, gradual improvement to a process in order to create less waste but more value.
|How long a customer must wait for the product after they place an order.
|An activity that creates no value but consumes resources and is therefore considered waste. There are seven types of muda which will be covered later on in this course.
|Inconsistency and deviation.
|A mistake-proofing device such as quality testing or checklists.
|A production philosophy where only what is ordered by customers is produced. Key element of Just-In-Time.
|A production philosophy where products are created regardless of demand.
|The rate at which customers are demanding a product. This is the heartbeat of any Lean enterprise.
|Desired characteristics provided to the customer at the right time, place, and cost.
|The process of designing, producing, and delivering a product.
Session 3: The Toyota Production System