JIT / Kanban
1. JIT (Just in time)
The elimination of all waste and continuous improvement of productivity. This
means there should be no surplus, there should be no safety stocks, and lead
times should be minimal: If you can't use it now, don't make it now.
A Japanese term for one of the primary tools of a JIT system. It maintains an
orderly and efficient flow of material throughout the entire manufacturing
process. Usually a printed card that contains specific information such as
Part Number, Description, and Quantity.
3. Lean Manufacturing
An overall methodology that seeks to minimize the resources required for
production by eliminating waste (non value added activities) that inflate
cost, lead times and inventory requirements and emphasizing the use of
preventatives, maintenance, quality improvement programs, pull systems, and
flexible work forces and production facilities.
4. Demand Flow Technology
Scaleable, mathematically based business strategy. Specifically designed to
allow manufacturers to respond faster and more efficiently to the needs of
their customers and the marketplace.
Whichever term you use Watts Machining can support your type of
manufacturing with our Horizontal Machining Cell.
Hitachi-Seiki HS 500's
Horizontal Machining Cell with 24 Pallets
X - Axis Travel 680 mm (26.8")
Y - Axis Travel 680 mm (26.8")
Z - Axis Travel 680 mm (26.8")
Spindle Speed 60 - 12000 RPM's
Rapid Traverse 1772 I.P.M.
Spindle Motor 30 HP
This system is designed to run 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. It is
the perfect machine for manufacturing parts complete in one handling to
support low/medium/or high quantity JIT/Kanban systems. Once the initial
set-up is complete, parts run on a daily or weekly basis depending on
customer daily/weekly/monthly delivery requirements. No more placing 500 or
1000 piece orders to keep pricing down. Working towards a JIT/Kanban program
allows for customers to place blanket orders to ensure non-interrupted flow
of product and at the same time limit their liability of raw material and
finished parts. Now even ECO's can be easily incorporated into current runs
due to the limited finished products on hand.
This System Is A Purchasing Agent's Dream:
- Set-up Cost: Only once
- Quality: Job proven out firs run. Never broken down.
- Work in Process: Limits customer's liability of raw materials and
- JIT/Kanban support
- Un-interrupted flow of product delivery
- Hassle free incorporation of ECO's
Please call us and arrange to tour our
facilities and check out this new technology. Our new Hitachi-Seiki
multi-pallet Horizontal Machining Cell is definitely the wave of the future.