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Heijunka - definitions

Heijunka - A method of leveling production, usually at the final assembly line, that makes just-in-time production possible. It involves averaging both the volume and sequence of different model types on a mixed model production line. Using this method avoids excessive batching of different types of product and volume fluctuations in the same product. Also see production smoothing.

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Source: American Society for Quality, 26 September 2010 08:48:02, External

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Heijunka - tool is used for scheduling production in a pull system. The overall leveling, in the production schedule, of the volume and variety of items produced in given time periods. Heijunka is a pre-requisite for just-in-time delivery.

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Source: The Quality Portal, 11 April 2011 11:21:29, External 

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