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Learn Lean Manufacturing. I got below article from Tuan Newlin for the “lean for your organization” contest.

Learn Lean Manufacturing

I was very impressed. When we talk about lean manufacturing and tools used with it like 5S we think about large factories offices etc. but we forget how much of time and effort these simple techniques can save in our day to day life. This implementation of 5S happens in a church to solve one of their day to day problems. Results are impressive. Lean Thinking and Continuous Improvement at Home. WARNING: The following content contains graphic images of a baby eating dinner, which may be disturbing to anyone planning to some day start a family.

Lean Thinking and Continuous Improvement at Home

Reader discretion is advised. After nearly 2 months, Leanable Moments are back, taking you inside my family life to show you how I apply Lean problem solving to take the waste out of life. Today’s Leanable Moment examines one of the most frustrating experiences in the life of being a parent: feeding solid foods to a six month old baby. How To Create a Swim Lane Diagram. We live in a world overwhelmed with waste, and many supply chains suffer the effects of it daily.

How To Create a Swim Lane Diagram

Luckily, there are many tools out there used to target and eliminate that waste. My personal favorite is the process map in the form of a swim lane diagram. It clearly identifies responsible parties and the points in the process at which they are involved. Below, I have created a simple “how to” guide on creating a swim lane diagram. Culture of Quality – A Comparison of Toyota and GM Recalls. One of the main aspects of lean manufacturing is quality.

Culture of Quality – A Comparison of Toyota and GM Recalls

This post discusses the differing attitudes regarding quality in different corporate cultures. In particular, the Toyota brake recalls and the GM ignition recalls are compared. Lean Simulations. Tera TPS - Toyota Production System. How to misguide your visitor - or what not to pay attention to during a plant visit! And here’s what I want you to know… In the previous post I talked about how to have a successful plant tour and how to get the most information out of the visit.

How to misguide your visitor - or what not to pay attention to during a plant visit!

Today’s post shares the tricks of the trade on what things the plant does NOT want you to know about.See through the ruse during a plant tour and discover how good the plant really is. Update: Due to popular demand i have added a Lean Shop Floor Visit Checklist. While this post could be used by plant managers as instructions to misguide their visitors, in my experience the plant managers know this anyway. Lean Safety. S Blog » waterfall. Toyota’s journey from Waterfall to Lean software development Guess what.

s Blog » waterfall

Toyota uses the waterfall method for software development – and now they’re trying to figure out how to go Lean. Surprised? So was I! My lean study tour to Japan in April 2009. Learn Lean Manufacturing. Out of Sync - Dwight Bowen - Synchronizing Consultant. Everywhere I go I notice that much of life’s frustration is related to people or systems being out of sync. We all have experienced what happens when some one does not have what they need when they need it. We have to wait (for the doctor, for the retail person, for customer service, for my order, for parts to assemble, for information to assemble the parts for the machine to assemble the parts and on and on….or we get the wrong thing (part, test results, information).

In these situations the customer waits while the supplier sweats under stressful and frustrating conditions. In short, both customer and supplier lose. Lean Manufacturing. Most problems are dealt with in superficial ways. Very few people and organizations actually arrive at the root cause of their problems. At Toyota, they employ Root Cause analysis in almost everything they do. Lean Pics. Lean Insider. Lean Simulations. Lean Thinking. Walk The Gemba. Thinking for a Change. Gallery In the Business Value Modelling session at the XP users group 6 teams created a Business Value Model for a mobile phone company struggling to keep customers and regulators happy while reducing call center costs.

Thinking for a Change

In the final step, each team had to create a poster that they could use to guide their decisions and to explain the reason behind the project. Lean America. Gemba walk. "Gemba" is a word from Japanese language [現場] which is meaning of "go to the place, look at the process, talk with people!

Gemba walk

". There are some explanation as below, 1. Learning model. Agile Manufacturing Update. Lean For Everyone. Let's take a trip in the Wayback machine.

Lean For Everyone

Remembering back to my High School days (yes I'm part of the over 40 crowd) Hank Czarnecki's Blog - Auburn Works. Lean Reading List The Auburn Lean Team has developed a recommended readings list for continuous improvement professionals that want to gain a good introductory understanding on why and how the lean production philosophy can and should be applied to the industry.

Hank Czarnecki's Blog - Auburn Works

Books are grouped by the 3 elements of a successful Lean Transformation - Purpose - Process -… Continue Added by Hank Czarnecki on April 6, 2014 at 7:01am — No Comments. Lean Blog: Gotta Go Lean. By Jeff Hajek on April 2nd, 2014 The program leader is the organization’s guide while creating a culture of continuous improvement. This person will work closely with senior management and will act their behalf when directing the organization on its journey.

This person is part project manager, part coach and mentor, part consultant, and part bulldozer. He or she is responsible for helping chart the course the organization will take, developing the skills the team will need to get there, and leading the organization down the chosen path. The hiring of a program leader presents a special catch-22 challenge. Got Boondoggle? Lean Homebuilding. Lean Software Engineering. Personal and professional development with Lean & Project Management emphasis. Lean Reflections. A3 Thinking. Welcome to the A3 Thinking Blog. From time to time the authors of A3 Thinking will post articles or updates pertaining to the book A3 Thinking. Drop by and visit when you have free time or send the authors a question. As time allows they’ll take turns answering whatever is submitted. A Lean Journey. What Could Be Easier? The 4 Step Deming Cycle.

Plan – Do – Check – Act That’s not asking a lot, is it? You have just implemented a big change that should save your company a lot of time and money. Learning about Lean. Old Lean Dude. Curious Cat Management Improvement Blog. My Flexible Pencil. Beyond Lean. Evolving Excellence. TWI Blog - Training Within Industry. The Lean Library. Gemba Tales. Lean Blog — Mark Graban's, Lean Manufacturing, Lean Healthcare, Toyota Production System.

Lean Is Good. TimeBack Management. Lean Manufacturing Blog, Kaizen Articles and Advice. Lean Laboratory. The Lean Thinker. Jamie Flinchbaugh — on lean culture, transformational leadership, and entrepreneurial excellence. Daily Kaizen. How to implement "Lean Thinking" in a Business. Lean Enterprise Leadership Information and Resources : Lean CEO.