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Lean Manufacturing Japan Editorial Diary: Part 1

Although I have a lot experience in computer software engineering and magazine editorial, I'm still a relative new-comer to the world of production scheduling and lean manufacturing. This will have been my third major career change in my life so far and despite all the hard work of having to learn a completely new discipline from scratch (again) it's still great to have an all-new challenge to bite on. Although I wasn't expecting it be quite so chewy.

For many people, the world of manufacturing can be a little confusing at first. It was for me. When I came for the job interview I could pretty much imagine what they meant when they said that a production scheduler would give greater visualization of the shop floor allowing you to improve lead-times and reduce late orders. However, when I sat in front of the computer for the first time and attempted to go through the instruction manual I didn't have a clue what was going on when it started to talk about time constraint methods, automatic replenishment and pegging orders to fluctuating inventory.

So it's for people like me that I created this site, Lean Manufacturing Japan (LMJ), to help explain about the wonderful world of production control techniques. To cut through the mountains of jargon and go beyond the marketing hype to find out about what's going on in the real world of lean manufacturing. That's not to say that I'm going to turn this site into a Lean Manufacturing for Dummies. But what I do intend to do is make sure that this site is of use for everyone with both practical information and actual case studies.

I've only just started but I'll be updating the site weekly with blog entries and new articles so please put us in your bookmark list and look forward to so great features coming soon.

Lean Manufacturing Japan's Editorial Desk
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This is where you will find me burning the midnight oil trying to finish my articles just before the deadline approaches.


Although I have a lot experience in computer software engineering and magazine editorial, I'm still a relative new-comer to the world of production scheduling and lean manufacturing. This will have been my third major career change in my life so far and despite all the hard work of having to learn a completely new discipline from scratch (again) it's still great to have an all-new challenge to bite on. Although I wasn't expecting it be quite so chewy.

For many people, the world of manufacturing can be a little confusing at first. It was for me. When I came for the job interview I could pretty much imagine what they meant when they said that a production scheduler would give greater visualization of the shop floor allowing you to improve lead-times and reduce late orders. However, when I sat in front of the computer for the first time and attempted to go through the instruction manual I didn't have a clue what was going on when it started to talk about time constraint methods, automatic replenishment and pegging orders to fluctuating inventory.

So it's for people like me that I created this site, Lean Manufacturing, to help explain about the wonderful world of production control techniques. To cut through the mountains of jargon and go beyond the marketing hype to find out about what's going on in the real world of lean manufacturing. That's not to say that I'm going to turn this site into a Lean Manufacturing for Dummies. But what I do intend to do is make sure that this site is of use for everyone with both practical information and actual case studies.

I've only just started but I'll be updating the site weekly with blog entries and new articles so please put us in your bookmark list and look forward to so great features coming soon.

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