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Machine Cycle TimeThe time it takes for a machine to produce one unit.
Machine WorkWork that is done by a machine.
Manual WorkWork that is done by people.
Manufacturing Resources Planning (MRP II)A second generation MRP system that provides additional control linkages such as automatic purchase order generation, capacity planning, and accounts payable transactions.
Master Black BeltMaster Black Belts are Six Sigma Quality experts that are responsible for the strategic implementations within an organisation.
Materials Requirements Planning (MRP)A computerised information system that calculates materials requirements based on a master production schedule.
Mini Business Unit (MBU) or Mini Business Team (MBT)Mini-business Overview. Many people think of work as a way to make a living rather than as a way to express themselves. Addressing this is a new paradigm called the “mini-business”. In this concept, a company is divided into small parts where employees become accountable for their own areas of responsibility. Although finding the meaning in our endeavours should be considered as desirable and right, commitment coming from the heart is most essential to discover this as reality.What is a mini-business? Mini-business is a name given to any unit of an organisation where each team is viewed as in charge of its own unit. Therefore, each mini-business has its customers, suppliers, leaders, and employees. These may include people within the company or those outside. This structure is referred to as holon (Holon is a combination of Greek words, Holos (whole) and on (individual)). Here, a unit of an organisation is a part of the whole and at the same time has an identity of its own with its subordinate parts.What is the aim of the mini-business? The aim is for each individual to demonstrate initiative and utilise their talent fully in conducting their work. We come to work to use our talents and unleash our creativity rather than just following instructions and making a living. Also, since everybody is a customer and at the same time a supplier to others, practicing this idea brings benefits for all.How does mini-business work? If you are a manager or a supervisor, for example, you are considered the leader of your mini-business. You define the mission and clarify who functions as your customers, suppliers, and employees. To accomplish the mission, you set objectives and develop business plans to accomplish them. Then, you communicate these with key stakeholders so that your approach is in harmony with others around you. Of course, the progress should be shared with them regularly.
Mistake ProofingAny change to an operation that helps the operator reduce or eliminate mistakes.
Mixed Model ProductionCapability to produce a variety of models, that in fact differ in labour and material content, on the same production line.
MokeruJapanese term for industrial engineering.
MonumentAny design, scheduling or production technology with scale requirements necessitating that designs, orders and products be brought to the machine to wait in queue for processing. The opposite of a right-sized machine.
MudaJapanese for ‘waste’. Any activity that adds cost without adding value to the product.
Multi Machine HandlingWhen a machine operator is running more than one machine of a certain type.
Multi Process HandlingWhen a machine operator is doing tasks for multiple processes sequentially, and this is contributing to the flow of material
Multi TaskingBreaking into one activity before it is complete to move onto at least one other task before returning to complete the original task.
MuraVariations and variability in work method or the output of a process.
MuriExertion, overworking (a person or machine), unreasonableness.

 

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