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This Just-in-Time (JIT) Flow Simulation, otherwise known as the "Paper Airplane" exercise, is a simple, but powerful, teaching tool that allows the demonstration of nearly every JIT principle and gives an opportunity to discuss the rest. The power is in the flexibility of the exercise to be adapted and modified to nearly any circumstance.

The JIT Simulation Game is structured to provide a hands-on experience that highlights the intricacies of Just-in-Time production. Participants will engage in a series of runs, each designed to illustrate different aspects of JIT principles. The exercise begins with setting up production stations and assigning roles, ensuring that each participant understands their responsibilities. This setup phase is crucial for demonstrating the flow of materials and the importance of timing in a JIT system.

During the simulation, participants will observe the impact of various production strategies on efficiency and output. The exercise includes detailed instructions for conducting multiple runs, each with specific objectives and metrics to track. These runs will help participants identify bottlenecks, understand the significance of takt time, and explore the effects of different production loads. The debriefing sessions after each run are essential for analyzing performance data and discussing potential improvements.

The PDF also provides advanced variations of the exercise, such as incorporating takt time and load leveling. These variations add complexity and realism to the simulation, challenging participants to apply JIT concepts in more dynamic scenarios. By the end of the exercise, participants will have a comprehensive understanding of JIT principles and their practical applications in a production environment. This simulation is an invaluable tool for any organization looking to enhance its operational efficiency and responsiveness.

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Source: Best Practices in Lean Game, Simulation Game, JIT, Just-in-Time PDF: JIT Simulation Game ("Paper Airplane" Exercise) PDF (PDF) Document, Vishnu Rayapeddi

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Author: Vishnu Rayapeddi
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Vishnu is an experienced management consultant and trainer specializing in implementing continuous process improvements. [read more]


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