Author: Joanna Czerska Publisher: Placet Publication date: 2011 Number of pages: 208 Sizes: 165 x 238 mm ISBN: 978-83-7488-157-9 Order

About author:

JOANNA CZERSKA – PhD Eng. in economic sciences, a specialist in Lean Management. Since 2003, she has managed the consulting firm LeanQ Team. She also cooperates with Gdańsk University of Technology as a lecturer and coordinator of joint projects. As a partner in the Sustainable Performance Improvement network she develops international cooperation projects for businesses in Europe and their affiliated branches around the world. She has successfully delivered hundreds of training seminars, workshops and projects in the field of Lean Management, educating human resources and supporting Polish and foreign companies in their efficiency oriented efforts. She specialises in improving manufacturing, logistic and service processes. She gained her experience in various job positions, including as a production organisation specialist, production director, lecturer at Gdańsk University of Technology, service company manager and an advisor of international concerns and Polish enterprises: from listed companies to family businesses.

About book

If you are trying to reduce the time needed to manufacture your products, this book is a perfect guide.

The continuous flow (One Piece Flow) is one of the basic tools in Lean Manufacturing. It makes it possible to arrange the flow of materials through production in such a way that it takes the shortest time possible, but provides maximum productivity and efficiency of the manufacturing process. It focuses on providing a rhythmic and smooth material flow between workstations.
The guide is intended mainly for practitioners, as it provides comprehensive and straightforward answers to two basic questions, i.e.: how to exploit changes in the flow of material to increase the factory competitiveness by shortening delivery times and reducing manufacturing costs, and how to change the flow of materials in order to achieve the desired and long-term effects?
The author, Joanna Czerska, shares with the reader her long-standing implementation experience and shows what steps should be followed to get impressive results: 40% reduction in production time, 50% of productivity growth, 70% reduction in space occupied by workstations, 95% reduction in work-in-progress inventory, a general increase in employee flexibility and production elasticity, and simplification of the production planning process.