Episode B.002 Unevenness or MURA
The 3 Pillars of Lean: Remove Unevenness, Remove Overburden, Remove Waste.
MURA - the Japanese term for variation leading to unbalanced situations - UNEVENNESS, inconsistency, or irregular demands. MURA exists when workflow is out of balance and workload is inconsistent and not in compliance with a standard. This is about Scheduling and is a senior management function.
TAKT time is the maximum acceptable time to meet the demands of the customer. In other words, TAKT Time is the speed with which the product needs to be created or a service delivered to satisfy the needs of the customer. The TAKT Time Formula = (Net Time Available for Production)/(Customer's Daily Demand).
A heijunka box is a visual scheduling tool used in heijunka, a concept originally created by Toyota for achieving a smoother production flow. While heijunka is the smoothing of production, the heijunka box is the name of a specific tool used in achieving the aims of heijunka.
Scheduling (The ability to Build to Schedule)
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