Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Reducing waste with Heijunka

What does Heijunka do to help you create a better manufacturing facility? You often hear about it but it may not be a term that you can immediately recognize. Heijunka is used for reducing waste. Every company has some type of waste and learning how to identify the waste and to remove it is hard for some companies without the right tools and training systems in place. Reducing waste with Heijunka is easy as you will end up using a system that “smoothes” out the kinks in your production line. It is commonly called production leveling and it was created as a component of the Toyota Production System.

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