continuous flow

continuous flow TPS dictionary

continuous flow

Moving products through a production system without separating them into lots.

continuous flow means producing and moving one item at a time (or a small and consistent batch) through a series of processing steps as continuously as possible, to match takt time , with each step making just what is required by the next step.

The Road to continuous flow

①Defining the product familes  through analyzing paths for each item.

②Relocating process steps,wherever possible,into process sequences for product familes.

③ Looking again at the fIow with eyes for
continuous flow to realize pure continuous flow
Fluctuated output in discord with takt time
Small stagnation between steps
Waste of motion

continuous flow