Answer the following questions on Lean Manufacturing
Answer the following questions on Lean Manufacturing.
1. Can you think of an industry or profession that employs mass production principles?
a. What are the strengths of this industry or profession? (10 points)
b. What are the weaknesses? (10 points)
2. a. Investigate and explain in your own words Toyota Production System (TPS)(15 points)
b. Investigate and explain in your own words why is TPS is so important. (10 points)
3. During the past five years, Toyota has faced its worst crisis in 50 years.
a. How has Toyota responded to the crisis? (10 points)
b. What do you think is the root cause of Toyota’s crisis? (10 points)
4. Provide at least one example of the eight kinds of waste for each of the following?
a. Emergency department in a large urban hospital. (5 points)
b. Human resources department in a university (5 points)
c. Purchasing department in a large appliance manufacturing plant (5 points)
5. Take a walk in your workplace (or if you are not working, look at your living space,
dining area or any other daily examples)
a. Assess each element of 5S (10 points)
b. How might you improve 5S in your selected example? (10 points)
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