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Lean at St Andrews (Paper Plane Game)

from The University of St Andrews Lean Team
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Lean Team

on 8 October 2013

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Transcript of Lean at St Andrews (Paper Plane Game)

Paper Plane Game
Week 2
Reflection
Introduction
Roles
Transportation
Move all items between production points
Production 1
Fold each piece of paper in half along the long side
Production 2
Fold the two corners on one short edge to the centre fold
Production 3
Fold the two wings in to the centre line again
Production 4
Fold the wings back on themselves, and apply branding to the plane
Customer
Receive planes, ensure quality is sufficient
Manager
Motivate staff to produce the maximum number of planes
Statistician
Record statistics, and keep us to time
St Andrews Aeronautics
We make paper planes
Each plane costs us £1m to make, but we sell each plane for £2m
We work in "weeks" of 10 minutes, each "day" being 2 minutes long
Building planes is a highly specialised job
Week 1 Statistics
Number of completed planes:
delivered to Customer
rejected by Customer
accepted by Customer
Number of planes in progress
Number of people involved in the process
Number of planes produced per person
Time to complete 1 plane
Week 1 Review and Planning
How would you design a new process to be as slick as possible?

Aim for two changes
Don't forget that for the purposes of the exercise no one person is trained in all aspects of plane construction
Week 1
Produce as many planes as
you can in one week!
Week 1
Week 2 Statistics
Number of completed planes:
delivered to Customer
rejected by Customer
accepted by Customer
Number of planes in progress
Number of people involved in the process
Number of planes produced per person
Time to complete 1 plane
Week 2
Produce as many planes as you can in one week!
Week 2 Review and Planning
How can the process be further improved?
What similarities are there
between the Paper Plane Game and your experience of University processes?
So, what will we do about it?
The Plane
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