(to) hand off
The act of releasing an output from a step or operation to the customer or production unit performing the next step or operation.
Example: A structural steel design is “handed off” by the engineer to the steel detailer to complete shop drawings, a room that has been framed is “handed off” by the framer to the drywall installer, or all construction on a floor of a hospital is completed and it is “handed off” to the hospital personnel to begin “staff and stock” activities.
The criteria spelled out as conditions of satisfaction discussed and explicitly agreed upon between the provider and the customer (i.e., the parties to a hand-off).
The Japanese term meaning reflection, a means to learn from observation of a current situation, an experiment, a breakdown, etc.
heijunka, demand leveling, production leveling
→ see load leveling
House of Toyota
Representation of the fundamental building blocks that make up the Toyota Production System.
Source: after http://michelbaudin.com/2013/03/29/lean-is-from-toyota-not-ford-and-not-15th-century-venice-boat-builders/ visited 16 MAR 2015