This was a cool find for me today. It shows a GE plant in Kentucky seeking to improve efficiency through lean practices.
It starts with mapping it out with an enormous Ishikawa diagram, or fishbone chart, then moves onto a 1/4 scale mockup of the plant using homemade models, then to a full-scale mockup of how the layout footprint will look with actual life-size mockup machines, belts, products, etc.
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- A3 for Lean Implementation
- Lean Manufacturing: Commonly Asked Questions