In Summary – CI compared with Traditional

In Summary – CI compared with Traditional

Traditional Manufacturing

  • Infrequent setups and long runs
  • Ready, fire, aim
  • Workstation focus
  • If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!
  • Specialized workers and leaders
  • Good enough
  • Run it – rework it
  • Complexity
  • Blame someone for problems
  • Short-term emphasis
  • Goal is to look good (results)
  • What’s best for me
  • Manager’s direct

Continuous Improvement

  • Quick setup and short runs
  • Ready, air, fire
  • Entire Value, Stream focus
  • Fix it so it doesn’t break
  • Multi-functionally skilled people
  • Never good enough
  • Make it right the first time
  • Simplicity
  • Problems are opportunities
  • Long-term emphasis
  • Goal is to be good (process and results)
  • What’s best for customer/everyone
  • Leader’s teach and coach