Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Mc Donald's Production System III

I follow through Mc Donald's Production System since long time ago, my personal opinion, Mc Donald's is the only company in the world that demonstrate effectiveness of Lean Production System to the public. Further more, they manage it well and continuously improve their system.

一直以来我都很留意Mc Donald's的Production System。我觉得,Mc Donald's 是世上唯一能够把Lean Production System呈现于大众眼前的公司。而且,一直以来都管理得很好,也不断的改进。

During the new year, I got a chance to step in the Mc Donald's restaurant near by my house, oh, they had chance their process ! Immediately I took out my camera and snap some photo of the new improved Mc Donald's Production System.

新年期间有机会在光顾住家附近的Mc Donald's,发现道Mc Donald's又耍新花样了。赶快拿起相机把这新改良的Mc Donald's Production System 拍下。

Below photo showing the improved version of Mc Donald's Production System, can you recognize the differences ? Yes, they are now at the standard of One Piece Flow.

以下是新的Mc Donald's Production System,和旧的system相比,看得出有设么分别吗?
是的,新的system比旧的system来得Lean,而且已达到了one piece flow的境界了。

I used to tell my colleagues, we need not to visit Toyota or other automotive assembly plant to learn Lean Production System or so call Toyota Production System. Visit any nearest Mc Donald's restaurant will do. May be, the front desk crew may not able to describe about Lean Production System that they were trained to do so, how Mc Donald's maintain the consistency of their best practice throughout the world, this is the secret we should think about and learn from them.

我时常和同事说,要学Lean Production System 或是Toyota Production System,不需要跑到Toyota工厂那里去,去Mc Donald's 看就得了。Mc Donald's 的柜台服务员或许不能够告诉你什么是Just In Time,什么是One Piece Flow,什么是build to order还有很多关于Lean 的学问,可是他们每天的工作,都和TPS脱离不了关系,也不会歪离TPS的原则。为什么?

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