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BUSS3 CH 15: LEAN PRODUCTION

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Transcript of BUSS3 CH 15: LEAN PRODUCTION

BUSS3 CH 15 LEAN PRODUCTION SPECIFICATION The effective management of time
Assessing the value of critical path analysis
The effective management of other resources through methods of lean production

AMPLIFICATION

Candidates should be able to interpret and complete critical path networks by entering ESTs and LFTs and understand the significance of critical and non-critical activities.
Candidates should be aware of lean production techniques, including just-in-time and kaizen. KEY TERMS Lean production
Waste
Time based management
Lead time
Simultaneous engineering
CAD (Computer Aided Design)
CAM (Computer Aided Manufacturer)
Critical path analysis
Critical activities
Non-critical activities
Just-in-time production
Cell production
Kaizen ASSESSING THE VALUE OF CRITICAL PATH ANALYSIS Role, purpose and benefits of CPA:

Estimating and minimising project completion times
Costing and selecting projects
Planning and organising resources
Prioritising resources
Motivating staff
Monitoring and controlling activities THE EFFECTIVE MANAGEMENT OF OTHER RESOURCES THROUGH METHODS OF LEAN PRODUCTION EVALUATION WRITTEN QUESTIONS

1. Practice exercise 2 p.226
2. Case study questions 1 and 2 p.229 (just one CAPE paragraph for each)

3. Case study question 1 p.235 (change it to 15 marks) THE EFFECTIVE MANAGEMENT OF TIME

Time based management
Simultaneous engineering
Reduced lead times
Shorter product development times QUICK QUESTIONS

Define the following:

Lean production
Lead time
Critical path analysis
Just-in-time production
Kaizen Criticisms of CPA:

Relies on estimates
Requires significant planning
Can lead to tight deadlines
Timely completion at the expense of quality Overall CPA can help to:

Minimise wastage of resources
Maximise profitability
Ensure customer satisfaction
Provide a competitive edge Constructing CPAs

Read Wolinski pp.217-223
Practice exercise 2 p.226 q3,4,5
Preliminary question 1 p.229 Just-in-Time

Advantages:
Minimises stock levels and associated costs
Improves cash flow
Frees up storage space
Increased staff motivation

Disadvantages:
Risk of orders not being met on time
Restricts ability to meet sudden increase in demand
Requires:
Careful planning
Flexible suppliers
Reliable machinery
Able staff Kaizen

Advantages:
Access to innovative ideas
Enhanced motivation
Positive relationships
Easier implementation of decisions
Better quality decisions

Disadvantages:
Requires well qualified staff
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