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Manufacturing leaders have a responsibility to educate 
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learning, you will never reach your full growth and 
earning potential and your company will never exceed
bottom line expectations.

To help MBBP subscribers and their companies reach 
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are delivered same day via Internet download. 

An "ORDER NOW BONUS"... If you order during this special 
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Hi [[firstname]],

March 29,2006

If your manufacturing team is still calculating gross 
to net requirements via an MRP system, using algorithms 
to determine optimal lot sizing, and then releasing 
shop orders for stockroom picking, your perpetuating an 
"order launch and expedite system." If you're staging 
shop orders to determine shortages, your really in a lot 
of trouble.

If you're struggling with an "OSWO" (Oh Sh__ we're out!) 
system, be sure to read this weeks Bulletin, "Go 
With the Flow of JIT."

Have a nice day, and stay connected.

Bill Gaw
bg@bbasicsllc.com
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JUST IN TIME - JIT

Everyone wants high quality services and goods at low 
costs. But quality is often elusive. One important 
factor in achieving quality is how we arrange equipment 
and people to accomplish a task. In fact, experts 
suggest that 85 percent of poor quality comes from the 
way in which we organize the steps in our jobs and 15 
percent -- or less -- from the people doing the work.

One solution? Just-In-Time (or JIT) production methods 
give us practical tools that can be applied to service, 
production and administrative tasks to increase quality 
and cut costs and time.

One JIT strategy is to rearrange our workstations to 
make work-in-progress "flow" more smoothly. Charlene 
Adair-Heeley describes workflows and other JIT 
strategies in her book, The Human Side of Just-In-Time. 
She identifies four easy JIT steps we can take right 
away to improve quality and make our work more 
fulfilling.

Step 1: Watch how the work "flows"

Adair-Heeley encourages everyone to watch how work moves 
through the entire work process rather than 
concentration only on the work at their individual 
stations. All team members then try to determine where 
bottlenecks and other inefficiencies occur.

Step 2: Use a plan to smooth workflow

The team can improve the flow of work by brainstorming 
and evaluating ideas and by calling on design engineers 
or supervisors when they have questions.

Adair-Heeley gets good results by teaching Quality Teams 
how to use a paper cutout of the workspace and equipment. 
Place the template where all team members can work on 
it, but where it won't be accidentally disturbed. The 
team can arrange the paper pieces in the template to 
experiment with more efficient workflow arrangements.

Step 3: Implement the layout

Even as the team is deciding on a design, you want to 
get buy-in from everyone who will be affected by the 
change. Resistance, a normal human reaction to change, 
is eased if people know what to expect and can play a 
part in decisions and implementations. This tactic may 
take longer, but it will provide better results


Step 4: Continue to evaluate the workflow for even more 
improvement

Continuous improvement applies to products, people, 
services and material flow. Quality problems not readily 
apparent in the old work layout will now be clearer. 
The team identifies and solves them, using Steps One 
through Three.

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COST-EFFECTIVE PPT TRAINING MODULE DOWNLOADS 

Manufacturing leaders have a responsibility to educate 
and train their team members. Individuals have a 
responsibility to train themselves. Without continuous 
learning, you will never reach your full growth and 
earning potential and your company will never exceed
bottom line expectations.

To help MBBP subscribers and their companies reach 
their full growth and earning potentials, I have 
produced seven training modules that are priced at only 
$67.00 each. Many modules have over 50 slides with 
commentary and "lessons learned" by yours truly. They 
are delivered same day via Internet download. 

An "ORDER NOW BONUS"... If you order during this special 
MBBP offer, we will include Enrique (PapaKaizen) Mora's 
e-Book, "The Power of Kaizen Events." Here's your 
opportunity to get into the mind of one of the country's 
leading "Kaizen Blitz" gurus. 

To review details, click on the ones that are of 
interest to you:

LEAN MANUFACTURING:
http://bbasicsllc.com/e-lp-lm-MBBP.htm

VALUE STREAM MAPPING:
http://bbasicsllc.com/e-lp-vsm-MBBP.htm

KAIZEN MANAGEMENT:
http://bbasicsllc.com/e-lp-kci-MBBP.htm

SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
http://bbasicsllc.com/e-lp-scm-MBBP.htm

PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT:
http://bbasicsllc.com/e-lp-bsc-MBBP.htm

STRATEGIC PLANNING:
http://bbasicsllc.com/e-lp-sp-MBBP.htm

ISO 9000 2000 TOOL KIT
http://bbasicsllc.com/e-lp-iso-MBBP.htm

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