Dean Hammond can implement JIT techniques that seek to eliminate the significant amount of waste that exists in his current operational processes. Basically, there are seven wastes to be considered as obstacles in the lean system. It consists of over production, wasting time, transportation, process, inventory, motion, and defectives. As a result of implementing this concept, it will arrange a better-valued chain and create a solid base of production.
While the customized nature of B&B’s products isn’t conducive to the type of streamlining seen in volume manufacturing applications, they can …show more content…
4.) How different would the cell work be to that in the main Joinery Department?
This proposed cell would be for staircases alone. Work outside of the cell would require separate joiners with the ability to complete other products such as doors and windows. Since demand for these products is not as great as that for staircases, existing methods could continue for now. However, if the cell model works well for staircases, it could later be applied to the production of other items.
5.) Should Dean differentiate the working environment by providing distinctive work-wear such as T-shirts and distinctively painted