Lean Techniques Game

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Lean Techniques Game This exercise is primarily designed to contrast ‘push’ vs. ‘pull’ methods, but also to reveal certain techniques based upon lean thinking. It squares-off two manufacturing scenarios – push vs. pull. We run first the ‘push’ method then run the ‘pull’ method, and see performance based upon time and inventory. Each group has 5 people (1-customer, 3-workers, 1-supplier) – see layout below. The workers are part of the same manufacturing company producing numbers (1, 2, 3, 4) on one side and letters (A, B, C or D) on the other. Cards are written in markers (either Red or Black). This is considered a setup change. Worker #1 orders blank cards from the supplier and puts the numbers 1,2,3,4 on one side. Worker #2 writes A, B, C or D on the other side. Worker #3 organizes the orders and gives the finished cards to the customer. The goal is to satisfy the customer as quickly as possible, but the customer must reject poor quality products and wait for good ones. Push scenario
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This lab report was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course MGBU 3438 taught by Professor Dr.sarahj.wu during the Spring '08 term at Fordham.

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