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Heijunka: The Art of Levelling Production

Purpose

Heijunka (pronounced hi-JUNE-kuh) is a Japanese word that means “levelling.” When implemented correctly, heijunka elegantly – and without haste – helps organizations meet demand while reducing while reducing wastes in production and interpersonal processes. According to many Lean experts, heijunka is better achieved as a later-stage implementation in a Lean organization, long after value streams have been identified and solidified and refined, when Lean philosophy and legacy are already deeply embedded into process and materials cycles.

Contents

  • What Is Heijunka?
  • Levelling by Volume or Type
  • Production Meets Demand with Heijunka
  • Core Concepts to Guide Heijunka Implementation

 

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iSixSigma

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Videos: 

Heijunka for Lean Healthcare: Leveling Work