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One-Piece Flow

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Definition

A pull-system of manufacturing which limits work-in-process inventory to the materials being processed in each step of the manufacturing process. When work-in-process inventory is reduced, lead times are shortened, which allows producers to quickly respond to changes in customer demand.

External Links

One Piece Flow by Darren Dolcemascolo of EMS Consulting Group, August 2005. - http://www.emsstrategies.com/dd080105article.html MoreSteam Toolbox - One Piece Flow - http://www.moresteam.com/lean/one-piece-flow.cfm