You have created and are working a Kaizen! You have identified additional machines and you would like to add Dispatches to the existing original Kaizen.
From time to time, you will need to add additional Dispatches from the originating Kaizen.
One item to keep in mind is that in the originating Kaizen, you have likely referenced and associated this Kaizen within an Area / Line or Machine. The Kaizen system will now associate all future work and additional Dispatch selections around the originating machine associations.
For example, if you determine you would like to add an additional Dispatch from the originating Kaizen, you may come across a scenario where the Kaizen 'Add Dispatch' will not allow the user to create an additional Dispatch for the machine required.
The Leading2lean Kaizen System links the applicable group of machines based upon the originating Area, Line and/or machines that have been pre-defined in the originating Kaizen. For Example, if you create a Kaizen for Machine #1 on Line #A, and you would like to implement this Kaizen idea to Machine #8 on Line #B, you may run into a situation where within the Kaizen you are not able to create a Dispatch within the originating Kaizen because the Kaizen has a determined machine group that has been associated during the original creation.
If the originating Kaizen was associated with Line #1 and Machine #A, you will only be allowed to select a Dispatch for this group. You will only be allowed Machine selections around the originating groups associated with the original selections and associations defined in the original creation.
Only the defined selections in the original Kaizen will be allowed as selections for future work and Dispatch Selections from and within the originating Kaizen.
There are many ways to solve this problem. The original selections that have been defined in the Kaizen can be edited. Adding the new Area / Line or Machine to the Kaizen will now allow the user to create additional dispatches to the newly identified machines.
This function within the Kaizen Module is meant to limit the applicable machines that could be potential candidates for future applications. This will also minimize the opportunity to select future work or Dispatches inadvertently on the wrong machine. You will only be allowed to select from within the defined associations in the Original Kaizen.
Additional Dispatches will be limited to Machines Defined within the Originating Kaizen.