Line balancing is an attempt to balance the input and output of each machine in a series of production processes, to minimize the idle time on all stations for a certain output level. The purpose of line balancing is to obtain a smooth production flow of WIP problems, delays in the process, repair time and so on, so as to achieve a high level of efficiency in terms of manpower, facilities and time required to produce / process the given input. Now there are still a lot of line balancing practices based on traditional approaches that only after balancing the load of each station regardless of the WIP generated. It is quite impossible if the target optimal load flow gain of 100%, in the sense that each process has a perfect balance and have a perfect efficiency.
Changing paradigms and patterns of employees think the company and all of the components is not an easy job. Behavior to make the process of formation of sigma lean into the work culture within a company requires hard work and sustained effort. Hard work requires a strong will and an integrated system starting from the top manager to field employees.. Generally accepted concept of lean sigma regardless of industry and services. All types of companies can be conditioned in the application of lean sigma concept for performance and quality of expected output.
It is to be conducted by the company is constantly looking for techniques and tools to achieve excellence or error-free service called the zero defect This improvement process can be improved continuously and process capability can be measured using the size of the target sigma to six sigma Six sigma thinking needs to be disseminated to all parts regardless of industry type or types of activities. Thus the lean six sigma can be applied to all processes. Lean six sigma is applied in the industry called lean manufacturing, lean sixma while employed in the service industry to be lean sigma service.
In order informational materials and all activities can be run with a smooth, effective and efficient service throughout the process chain, the components of work that often become obstacles to be overcome, because it can form a negative opinion to the customer. All physical facilities, service procedures, employee behavior, the process steps management service, professional attitude of employees, managers and others are components that must be controlled and well organized. Organizing is an integrated step in laying a solid foundation and commitment to innovation and continuous improvement.
Steps in a lean sigma approach in the industry, one of which is to eliminate the waste that occurs throughout the production process. Dissipation that occurs along the process chain services should be identified and removed for a smooth production process. Encountered any small waste must be immediately taken action. Here are some types of waste in manufacturing industry and service industry. Seven waste in the manufacturing industry can generally be identified as follows: 1. defect 2. Transportation waste 3. Overproduction waste 4. Waiting Waste 5. Waste Processing 6. Waste Movement 7. Waste Inventory The seven waste was developed by Taiichi Ohno (Toyota Classic Seven Wastes)