When we think about House of Lean we visualize it’s two pillars: JIT and Jidoka. Unfortunately, many Lean journeys fall short of expectations because companies leaders (management) focus a majority of their efforts on Just in Time pillar and marginalize Jidoka. Why is that so?
Successful leveling is considered one of the highest achievements in lean manufacturing.
But why is it so important? Simply because process variation is inevitable, and product demand isn’t an exception.
Nothing is more basic to improving the manufacturing systems than the reduction of variation (unevenness – Mura).