Phil’s Articles

Phil’s Articles

JIT solves Bullwhip Effect

Phil Ledbetter Jun 16, 2021
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Just-in-Time's Skewering Is Undeserved

The problem is flawed implementation, not the system itself.

Phil Ledbetter Jun 11, 2021
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Why Do So Many Lean Efforts Fail?

A mishmash of tools, methods and approaches doesn’t help matters.

Phil Ledbetter Oct 8, 2020
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The Patois of the Toyota Production System

A guided walk through 8-Step Problem Solving

Phil Ledbetter May 11, 2020
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Why Heijunka is Critical

The case for level-loading production.

Phil Ledbetter Mar 24, 2020
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How Do We Implement a Pull Method?

The Toyota Production System was designed around this practice and won’t be successful in your plant without it.

Phil Ledbetter Feb 24, 2020
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