Job Methods (JM) Training
CONTINUOUSLY IMPROVE THE WAY JOBS ARE DONE
Supervisors are under pressure to produce a greater quantity of higher-quality products in less time. Optimal use of resources – people, machines, and materials – can make this goal a reality.
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Job Methods (JM) demonstrates how to accomplish this by breaking down jobs, questioning details, and developing new methods by eliminating, combining, and rearranging each processing element.
The program's goal is to make the best use of available human resources, machines, and materials to help produce more quality products in less time. Using the JM method, participants learn to break down jobs into their basic operations; to question each of these details (why? what? where? when? who? how?); to develop a new job method by eliminating, combining, rearranging, and simplifying these details; and apply and sell the new approach to everyone involved.
SIMPLE PROCESS TO ANALYZE THE PRESENT SITUATION AND DEVELOP IMPROVEMENTS
Supervisors learn how to break down jobs into their fundamental operations and tasks. They use a simple four-step process to analyze the present situation and develop improvements:
- Break down the job
- Question every detail
- Develop the method
- Apply the new method
IMPROVE PRODUCTIVITY, COST AND QUALITY
JM has a significant impact on most traditional metrics. However, the gains may be inconsistent and short-term if your company has not established a firm foundation with Job Relations (JR) and Job Instruction (JI) training.
The JM program trains workers to evaluate every detail, eliminate those with no purpose, combine and rearrange those still required, and simplify those that add value. Elimination of 10-20% of detailed steps is typical on a first pass, with more reductions to follow due to streamlining the remaining processes. The impact of the JM method is amplified when processing materials are eliminated.
- Reduced cost through significant productivity gains
- Less WIP
- Decreased inventory
- Increased throughput
- Reduced work in the process
- Increased profits
- Continuous improvement