What is Material Reconciliation According to Lean Manufacturing?

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In this article, you will learn what is material reconciliation related to lean manufacturing activities and lean six sigma.

Material Reconciliation

Material reconciliation is accounting for all the material in a process to determine how efficient is a manufacturing operation.

Material reconciliation is performed to analyze and verify or count the number of components used at the end of a production process and compare them with the number of components at the beginning.

It allows you to compare the material quantity that actually flowed in with the planned quantity or the quantity of the material produced.

Reconciliation of the ingredients or components can ensure that there are no discrepancies outside of the valid range in the relationship between the input and output (yield).

Material Reconciliation Formula

Material Reconciliation is the process to confirm that the components obtained at the end of the manufacturing process match with the input amount of material entered and used.

In – Out = Accumulation (positive or negative)

In addition, it serves to compare the expected yield versus the actual yield of ingredients.

Material reconciliation also called a material balance or mass balance is based on the principle of the conservation of mass.

It considers the material entering and leaving a system or manufacturing operation.  This form of balance is useful when there are a clear beginning and end amount to the balance period of time.

Material reconciliation takes into consideration the inputoutput, and distribution of an ingredient between the manufacturing process or stage.
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