By Jon Miller | Post Date: May 2, 2006 5:38 PM | Comments: 2
My apologies for introducing a new term with out explaining it yesterday. Thanks for asking Ben. The 16 Catch Phrases of 3P are used as guidelines for designing processes according to Lean manufacturing principles of JIT (Takt, Flow, Pull) and Jidoka. As a result of a successful 3P workshop following the 16 Catch Phrases the equipment and production process you design should take you closer to TPS.
The 16 Catch Phrases are:
1. Production preparation should be lightning fast. Avoid over planning, use what you have, act now.
I may have gotten the sequence wrong. Looking over them again more carefully, I think there is a more logical sequence for teaching these concepts. Each one of these simple Catch Phrases is not meant to be self explanatory, but a one-liner to remind you of other fuller Lean manufacturing disciplines such as SMED and jidoka. This is how you design processes to fit Lean manufacturing with 3P.
These are a hodgepodge of machine or process-level guidelines and flow or process-level guidelines. I have seen them written down as 14, 15 or 20 catch phrases. I learned these 16 and they seem to capture the essence of 3P Lean equipment design. If you have found more elegant ways to phrase these in English, if you disagree with my explanation or numbering, post a comment or let me know.Comments are moderated to filter spam and inappropriate content. There may be a delay before your comment is published.