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Breaking Through To Flow

2011-01-10


Breaking Through to Flow helps practitioners go beyond the fire-fighting associated with constant change. There is a lot more to lean than simply eliminating waste from current processes. This workbook introduces a new pathway that is helping many organizations overcome this hurdle and launch them on to the next phase of their lean journey – breaking through to flow. The workbook describes how it is possible to move step-by-step toward leveled production and later on to produce in-line with customer demand. Breaking Through to Flow also introduces a tool and management system, called the Glenday Sieve, which enables organizations to quickly create a stable flow and replenishment pull system for the few products that account for a significant part of their output, while managing separately the tail of build-to-order products with low volume and unpredictable demand. This pathway will help people make a fundamental change in their thinking and working that is at the heart of lean – moving from batch to flow logic.
About the Shingo Institute

Housed at the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University, the Shingo Institute is named after Japanese industrial engineer Shigeo Shingo. Shingo distinguished himself as one of the world's thought leaders in concepts, management systems and improvement techniques that have become known as the Toyota Business System. Drawing from Shingo's teachings and years of experience working with organizations throughout the world, the Shingo Institute has developed the Shingo Model™ which is the basis for several educational offerings including workshops, study tours and conferences. It also awards and recognizes organizations that demonstrate an exceptional culture that continually strives for improvement and progress. Those interested in more information or in registering to attend the 30th International Shingo Conference may visit www.shingo.org.