The HOSHIN KANRI TREE. Cross-Plant Lean Shopfloor Management

Villalba Diez, Javier and Ordieres-Meré, Joaquín and Nuber, Gottfried (2015). The HOSHIN KANRI TREE. Cross-Plant Lean Shopfloor Management. In: "5th Conference on Learning Factories (CLF 2015)", July 7th-8th, 2015, Bochum, Germany. pp. 150-155.


Title: The HOSHIN KANRI TREE. Cross-Plant Lean Shopfloor Management
  • Villalba Diez, Javier
  • Ordieres-Meré, Joaquín
  • Nuber, Gottfried
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: 5th Conference on Learning Factories (CLF 2015)
Event Dates: July 7th-8th, 2015
Event Location: Bochum, Germany
Title of Book: Procedia CIRP. 5th Conference con Learning Factories (CLF 2015)
Date: 2015
Volume: 32
Freetext Keywords: Industry 4.0, learning Factory, smart Factory, hoshin kanri, shopfloor management
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Industriales (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería de Organización, Administración de Empresas y Estadística
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Shopfloor Management (SM) empowerment methodologies have traditionally focused on two aspects: goal achievement following rigid structures, such as SQDCME, or evolutional aspects of empowerment factors away from strategic goal achievement. Furthermore, SM Methodologies have been organized almost solely around the hierarchical structure of the organization, failing systematically to cope with the challenges that Industry 4.0 is facing. The latter include the growing complexity of value-stream networks, sustainable empowerment of the workforce (Learning Factory), an autonomous and intelligent process management (Smart Factory), the need to cope with the increasing complexity of value-stream networks (VSN) and the leadership paradigm shift to strategic alignment. This paper presents a novel Lean SM Method (LSM) called ?HOSHIN KANRI Tree? (HKT), which is based on standardization of the communication patterns among process owners (POs) by PDCA. The standardization of communication patterns by HKT technology should bring enormous benefits in value stream (VS) performance, speed of standardization and learning rates to the Industry 4.0 generation of organizations. These potential advantages of HKT are being tested at present in worldwide research.

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Item ID: 39266
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DOI: 10.1016/j.procir.2015.02.120
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Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 04 May 2016 08:18
Last Modified: 23 Apr 2018 07:44
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