Summary: Lean Solution (2013)

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Universidad Universidad Internacional de Cataluña (UIC)
Grado Administración y Dirección de Empresas (ADE) English Programme - 3º curso
Asignatura Production
Año del apunte 2013
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Fecha de subida 08/06/2014
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Universitat Internacional de Catalunya Facultad de Ciencias Económicas Grado en Administración de Empresas Asignatura: Production 1 Prof.: August Casanovas Geraldine A. Leirós Martínez Summary: Lean Solutions The five principles of lean thinking are:  To give clients the value they really deserve: try to resist the impulse of roducing goods and then to try to convince the client to buy them. Just because it easier for you to make them, doesn’t mean that people need them.
 Identify te flow of value of each value. This is sequence of activities (processes) needed in order deliver a product, from the starting point until it finally goes to the consumer (process of development and process of satisfaction). It is also important to analyze every step that was involved in the processes mentioned before, and taking into account if they really add any value to the contumer’s satisfaction. Afterwards steps which don’t add value should be removed.
 Align the steps that are left in the form of a continuous flow. Try to eliminate waiting time and the gap between different steps in order to reduce response time.
 Let the client be the one that adds value to the company. Push methods, used by enterprises with long response times, should be inverted. Thus having pull methods.
 Finally, once that the flow of value is established, as well as the pull, the process should be started all over again in a constant seek of perfection.
This perfection would mean having the perfect value with zero waste.
Other subjects: It is also important to mention the Lean Consumption and the Lean Supply.
Among the challenges that are emerging in consumption, it exists the change from an economy of services, to an economy of self service. In this new economy there can be obtained goods each day more personalized,m that allow us to build our own value. I this way we not only are acquiring products, we have as well to install them, to intragrate them, to maintain, repair and improve them. We also have the task of recycling them.
We usually have to put together goods and services from different suppliers, using our time and energy in order to satisfy our own needs.
The principles of Lean consumption: They are based on a new definition of what is value fro consumers: Costumers want:  Their problems to be fixed as soon as posible  Not to waste time, not to pay extra.
 Exactly what they need  To get value when they want it and how they want it.
 Permanent solutions to their problems Lean Supply Only a few suppliers actually are able to supply without having wuality deffects in their problems. This can be seen when the following is taken into account:  Each day there’s is more expense in features and options of the products that do not end up appealing the consumer  Little realistic promises that suppliers think they have to do in order to be competitive.
 Important times of being “out of stock” or being overflowed with stock Increasing expenses in order to maintain costumer’s loyalty.
Each day thare are bigger investment in larger assets, with a decreasing capacity of crating competitive advantages.
At the end the result is that the client if overpaying for a lot of activites that can be considered waste. Therefore the supply process must be improved, in order to satisfy the consumer.