The Micron Production System is based on the understanding that products must bring added value to the consumer. The purpose of the MPS is to identify and eliminate losses, which can be a significant part of the product’s cost.
Types of losses
Waste from making more product than customer demanded
Wastes resulting from excess products and materials that aren’t processed
Wastes due to underutilization of people’s talent, skills, and knowledge
Wasted time, resources and costs when unnecessarily moving products and materials
Wasted time and effort related to unnecessary movements by people
Waste from time spent waiting for the next process step to occur
Wastes from a product or service failure to meet customer expectations
Wastes related to more work or higher quality than is required
Loss of skilled workers
Losses of skilled workers due to imperfect adaptation and communication, lack of leadership and management skills among managers
Identification and elimination of losses is an integral part of the duties of each employee of the enterprise. Our company encourages its employees to develop and submit suggestions for improvement. Employees’ ideas are the basis for faster, safer, and higher-quality work on our enterprise.
Principle 1. Just-in-time
The “just-in-time” principle enables necessary parts to appear at the right stage of production exactly at the moment when it is needed and in the strictly required quantity. Within the entire production cycle of the enterprise, only items meeting tolerance limit move from stage to stage and do it only in the required quantity. The implementation of the “just-in-time” principle impossible without the organization of flow production and the use of the Kanban tool.
КKanban (Japanese for "card") is the primary method of managing in the Micron Production System. Within the entire production cycle of the enterprise, only items meeting tolerance limit move from stage to stage and do it only in the required quantity. The implementation of the “just-in-time” principle impossible without the organization of flow production and the use of the Kanban tool.
Kanban (Japanese for "card") is the primary method of managing in the Micron Production System. To function properly, Kanban needs to be embedded in well-managed production processes. Kanban allows you to achieve just-in-time delivery. With the help of Kanban cards operators can independently decide when to start processing of any part.
Principle 2. Built-in quality
There will be less losses if when a defect is found we stop production and quickly find and fix the problem than if we accumulate defective parts, wasting time on their correction, movement and storage. Operators must check every detail before starting to process it. If they find a defective detail, they must immediately stop the machine and defective detail is returned to the previous production change.