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Transcript of big LEAN
Early forms of lean production
As I said, Lean comes from the Japanese car industry, which stands on the shoulders of the Ford assembly line and American supermarkets, among other things.
"the car evolved from an idea, mass production evolved from a necessity"
This presentation is about the history of production optimization and management.
Lean and Six Sigma are very much principles that come from the car industry.
Therefore this topic will play a large role.
The Assembly Line
Henry Ford wanted to make a car that everybody could afford. At this point cars were custom-made, which also meant it took a long time to produce and they were very expensive. Ford looked at different industries to find a faster and cheaper production system. He invented the assembly line in 1913.
History of Production Optimization & Lean
Meanwhile in Japan...
In the 1890s Sakichi Toyoda starts working on perfecting the loom to make production better, reduce waste, use less manpower, and make the work easier for the operators. This is the beginning of the Toyota company.
Sorry guys, this video is old!
This video is mostly about Toyota, but also about production and globalization throughout the 20th century and how the Lean/ Toyota Production System evolved.
Loom:væv, vævestol. That's why there's a huge basic clothing company called Fruit of the Loom
The philosophy of Ford's production is sometimes called Fordism.
This is usually a negative term.
production over people.
Ford experienced problems with his workers at the assembly line. It was jokingly called "Forditus". Workers were worn out from doing the same work at a speed they could not control.
This clip is from the legendary movie
(1936). Think about the clash between system/production and humanism, as you watch it.
Do you think they could use some LEAN at this production site?