Thursday, May 21, 2009

Unreliable Plants in Lean Manufacturing

The unreliability of a plant can be detrimental to the process of continuous improvement, specially in a continuous or continuous batch process due to the limited material/ WIP flow alternatives within the process. Many plants may be old and have new technologies fitted to old backbones which can also compound the problem. It is a great advantage in having at least plant up times of around 95% because this will allow engineers to implement quicker change over times and improved cycle times.

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