Value Stream Mapping is one of the most used tools in Lean manufacturing to map the flow of your process.
One of the most important part of a sustainable 5S culture is the 5S mini audit (for Su
This is the third article in the series about the D2MAIC project structure.
Projects are an important part of every lean program.
As a real lean enthusiast, I am stunned how many people introduce lean tools in their processes without success.
In Lean Transformations, Thijs Panneman describes the crucial steps of different lean tools, so that they di
In his book, Leading With Lean, Philip Holt describes the role of leaders in any organization in transformin
In his book Lean Audit, Joerg Muenzing describes how an effective Lean Audit can help assess the maturity of
This is the second article on D2MAIC projects.
In his book Design For Operational Excellence (Duggan, 2012), Kevin J.
Single Minute Exchange of Dies (SMED) is a tool developed by Shingo to reduce change over times on machines.
In their book The Toyota Way to Lean Leadership, Jeffrey Liker and Gary Convis describe 4 stages of Leadersh
In ‘the Lean Start-Up’, Eric Ries describes the challenges of starting a new business, and how the lean philosophy ca
In his book, creating a Lean R&D system, Terence Barnhart describes how the lean philosophy can be trans
Value stream mapping is the tool that is used to improve process flow.
The A3 is a tool that is used within Toyota as management tool (Shook, 2008).
In his book Hoshin Kanri for the lean enterprise, Thomas Jackson describes Toyota´s model for Policy deployment: hosh
In the Toyota Production Development System, James M. Morgan and Jeffrey K.
The sixth building in the fortress of change is the MON
In his book Office Kaizen, William Lareau describes a lean model which helps eliminating waste in an office
Value Stream Mapping (VSM) is one of the most important lean tools, used to improve the flow of materials and informa
Lean distinguishes itself form other methods by focusing mainly on time.
In Nonviolent communication, Marshall Rosenberg describes a way of communicating with empathy and focus on p
Next to improving the flow of goods and services in a value stream, Lean also focusses on improving the flow of probl
A Lean organization is driven by its standards.
Yamazumi (also known as Balance sheets) is a tool, which’s name could be translated into ´stacking mountain´.
The supermarket is one of the three pull strategies that can be implemented as connection bet
Kanban is a Japanese term that can be translated into ´Visual signal´ and is used to visualize production and transpo
Creating Mixed model Value Streams, by Kevin J.
One-piece flow means products flow form workstation to workstation without waiting and is therefore the most desirabl
A Pull process is a process in which a workstation starts to work on his next order only when there is a fre
Lean is a culture, a way of thinking, and includes principles and tool that can be applied everywhere: at home, in pr
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