From craft to lean: production

  CRAFT MASS PRODUCTION LEAN THINKING
Focus Task Product Customer
Operation Single Items Batch and queue Synchronized flow and pull
Overall Aim Mastery of craft Reduce cost and increase efficiency Eliminate waste and add value
Quality Integration(part of the craft) Inspection(a second stage after production) Inclusion(built in by design and methods)
Business

Strategy

Customization Economics of scale and automation Flexibility and adaptability
Improvement Master-driven continuous imrovement Expert-driven periodic improvement Worker-driven continuous improvement
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