A U-shaped cell is exactly what it sounds like—a work area that is organized in the shape of a ‘U’. The U-shaped cell allows an operator to finish her work in virtually the same location that she started, eliminating the waste of walking back from the end of a line to the start.
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Lean often uses the analogy of running water.
Making products move quickly and effortlessly is described as flow. Flow is often likened to straightening out a meandering river into a smooth, straight channel.Learn More About This Term...
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