Production levelling (or smoothing) is an important part of the Toyota production system. Here we show why production levelling is so important and how it is achieved in the process industry.
It was a cold and miserable winter day on-site at a client’s facility in Victoria, Australia. I was staring at the consequence of a design mistake that I’d made. There was no going back, and I needed to fall on my sword and suffer the consequences. I remember standing there for a long time, trying … Read more