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Flow vs other manufacturing solutions
The concept of flow is often confused with other manufacturing concepts and solutions.
Many are complementary to flow while others can cause confusion, leading people to believe they’ve already ‘done flow’ or ‘done Lean.’ However, they haven’t always seen the tangible bottom-line benefits of their investment.
Traditional Lean can create disconnected “islands of excellence.” flow “joins up the Lean dots” so tangible, sustainable benefits flow directly to the bottom line as the output of the manufacturing processes are linked and synchronised.
Compared with Traditional “random acts of Lean” flow is a consistent, reliable and proven methodology. It breaks through the departmental silos that delay customer response and tie up cash in “redundant” inventory.
If you identify with any of the above it could be worthwhile to consider the following.