A new fabrication
that is slowly gaining popularity
in industries whose products are custom
-built in (relatively) small numbers.
The basic ideas are thus:
1) Thou shalt not stockpile
, but shall order them as thou needest them, even be it on a daily basis. Thusly shalt thou reduce the overhead
associated with warehouses and materials handlers.
2) Thou shalt make thine workstations
, and thine fabrication
areas shall be as fluid
as the stream. Thusly shalt thou easily adapt
to each new product thou must needs fabricate.
3) Thou shalt streamline
thy processes, so that each product
is produced with a minimum of waste
, in a minimum of time.
4) Thou shalt accomplish
all this by means of talking to thy workers, instead of hiring some monkey-suited efficiency specialist asshole
with a perm and an MBA
as it sounds to have a single unit of Widget QX-255 shipped to you every day instead of just ordering a dozen
of them, it actually seems to work fairly well, with some businesses reporting decreases in overhead as high as 60-70%.