A More Flexible Production System
As previously evoked, the world industrial context is completely changing. The glorious epic of "all which is produced will be sold" is finished. Exit, the mass production
Let us replace the production by the « manufactured-to-measure», to the « limited series », to the «specific », to the« product personalization», to the « small series». And all that of course without forgetting to reduce the cost and delivery times, without which the risk to lose markets is important.
In other words, the future of a Company will depend on its manager capacities to adapt the industrial tool flexibility to this market evolution. This is the real stake of the next years, this is the real stake of the SMED.