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Topic Summary: Improvement Kata Process Analysis
Created On: 05/20/2017 07:37 PM
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05/22/2017 10:31 AM
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AkshaySinghal
Akshay Singhal



Hi,

We're in the process of deploying the Improvement Kata in our wholesale operations to help management and team leaders adopt a systematic method of problem solving.

I have a question about the Process Analysis Kata from Mike Rother's book. In particular, I have a process where multiple operators work independently to produce an output. When measuring cycle times, should I focus on just one Operator, or measure cycles for multiple operators and plot them together.

Also, in such a situation how do I calculate planned cycle time for each operator?
05/26/2017 11:11 AM
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Robert_Simonis
Robert Simonis



What are you trying to accomplish? It sounds like you do not have standard work and you are trying to create a system that accommodates various nonstandard processes and operations. You need to have a standard process, performed in a standard way, that meets takt time.
05/26/2017 11:11 AM
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LauraStover
Laura Stover



Being that KATA is regarding repeatable processes, you should monitor as many operators as possible, tracking both cycle time and quality of output. Then using your plot, model the process after the most effective operator and possibly look for ways to improve that operator's motions.
06/02/2017 11:09 AM
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AkshaySinghal
Akshay Singhal



Thanks Laura.
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