Production leveling process. This process attempts to minimize the impact of peaks and valleys in customer demand. It includes level production-volume and level production-variety.
A method of leveling production at the final assembly line that makes just-in-time production possible. This involves averaging both the volume and sequence of different model types on a mixed-model production line.
The act of leveling the variety or volume of items produced at a process over a period of time. Used to avoid excessive batching of product types and volume fluctuations, especially at a pacemaker process.
a system for advanced scheduling of production activities
In the just-in-time philosophy, an approach to level production throughout the supply chain to match the planned rate of end product sales.
Production smoothing; creating a build sequence that is determined by SKU average demand.
Keeping total manufacturing volume as constant as possible. [Same as Production Smoothing
The creation of a "level schedule" by sequencing orders in a repetitive pattern and smoothing the day-to-day variations in total orders to correspond to longer-term demand.
Keeping total manufacturing volume and mix as constant as possible. Synonymous with level load scheduling or production smoothing.
Heijunka is Japanese term that refers to a system of production smoothing designed to achieve a more even and consistent flow of work. Heijunka as a concept is closely related to lean production and just in time manufacturing.