Chaku-chaku

What is ‘Chaku-chaku’?

Chaku-chaku literally means ‘load-load in Japanese.

(Don’t confuse it with Chabu-chabu, which is nice food…)

Chaku-Chaku is a method of conducting single-piece flow in which the operator proceeds from machine to machine, taking a part from the previous operation and loading it into the next machine, then taking the part just removed from that machine and loading it in the following machine, and so on.

Most commonly chaku-chaku is performed in a U-shaped cell of machines -and or tasks.

 

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