Fast startup to quality production of food manufacturing machinery is the goal for both food manufacturers and equipment suppliers. With the shared objective to achieve a successful Site Acceptance Test, it is critical to have a management system that reliably achieves the result. Lean Daily Management is a proven approach to achieve shorter equipment startup time, so quality production can be quickly realized.
Lean-based systems are widely used in food manufacturing, and are based on the Toyota Production System. At its core, Lean emphasizes continuous flow of value in Gemba. Value is defined in this example as equipment producing at target performance levels for safety, quality, cost and efficiency. Gemba is where value is created; in this case it is the equipment installation site. Lean Daily Management is a collection of Lean principles, applied to equipment startup, which reduces the time to achieve quality production.
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