Do You Really Know What Lean Manufacturing Is?

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Do You Really Know What Lean Manufacturing Is?

Take our three-minute quiz on the Toyota Production System and principles of Lean manufacturing.  The real kind.  Not the "lean and mean" "slash and burn"mantra that has guided some past managers (and hurt their companies). Score yourself and if you receive 100%, please let us know via comments and a prize will be yours.  


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the objective of the Toyota Production System and Lean Manufacturing?
    • A. 

      To reduce cost

    • B. 

      To improve profit

    • C. 

      To eliminate everything that does not add value for the customer

    • D. 

      To optimize capital investment

  • 2. 
    Can the Toyota Production System/Lean have an impact on the pharma supply chain?
    • A. 

      No, the pharma supply chain lies outside the range of the TPS/Lean philosophy

    • B. 

      No. The application of TPS/Lean is not permitted by the ICH harmonization documents

    • C. 

      Yes. TPS/Lean can focus, streamline and accelerate the pharma supply chain.

    • D. 

      It depends upon the regulations of the customer nation.

  • 3. 
    Which was the first biopharmaceutical manufacturer to receive a Shingo Prize, which some have called the Nobel Prize for manufacturing?
    • A. 

      Abbvie Contract Manufacturing

    • B. 

      Baxter BioScience, Los Angeles

    • C. 

      Cangene Biopharma, Baltimore

    • D. 

      Toyobo Biologics, Osaka

  • 4. 
    Which TPS/Lean tools or techniques can be applied to CAPA?
    • A. 

      Five Whys root cause identification

    • B. 

      Genchi Gembutsu, also known as "go see touch"

    • C. 

      Poka yoke, aka mistake proofing

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 5. 
    Which comes first in the Toyota mission statement?
    • A. 

      Cost reduction

    • B. 

      Profit

    • C. 

      Quality

    • D. 

      Velocity

  • 6. 
    What is the first rule of Kanban (replenishment)?
    • A. 

      Never pass defective items on to a downstream process or customer

    • B. 

      The customer only takes what is needed

    • C. 

      The upstream step only makes what is needed

    • D. 

      Smooth production

  • 7. 
    Who said, "Quality is the foundation on which both cost and delivery can be built."
    • A. 

      Michael Dell, Founder of Dell, Inc. and philanthropist

    • B. 

      Elon Musk, CEO of both SpaceX and Tesla Motors

    • C. 

      Masaaki Imai, author of Gemba Kaizen and founder of the Kaizen Institute

    • D. 

      Chris Viehbacher, CEO of Sanofi-Aventis

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