There are many different tools that you can use within the different phases of 5S.
One of the most important part of a sustainable 5S culture is the 5S mini audit (
Value Stream Mapping is one of the most used tools in Lean manufacturing to map the flow of your process.
Single Minute Exchange of Dies (SMED) is a tool developed by Shingo to reduce change over times on machines.
The A3 is a tool that is used within Toyota as management tool (Shook, 2008).
Value Stream Mapping (VSM) is one of the most important lean tools, used to improve the flow of materials and informa
Next to improving the flow of goods and services in a value stream, Lean also focusses on improving the flow of probl
Lean distinguishes itself form other methods by focusing mainly on time.
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
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
The lean strategy focusses on creating flow of products and services in
Value stream mapping is a lean tool that can be used to map processes in detail, based on the both t
Heijunka is a Japanese Tool, which is used to balance production.
For most managers, they are the most time consuming activity there is: E-mails.
The SIPOC is a visual rendering of Deming´s System Model (Scholtes, 1998), a Model that is used to visualize the comp
In the Lean Philosophy, the ideal way of organizing a production line is described to be a One Piece Flow, in which p
The Gate of Purpose is positioned at the entrance of the Fortress of Change
5S is a very simple lean tool that, when implemented well, directly impacts productivity.
Team boards are used for communication within shifts, between shifts and between different departments.
Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) is on itself an approach for continuous improvement, which roughly describes the i
For each Value Stream or workstation which needs optimizing, finding the big fish or low hanging fruits are the best
Kamishibai is the Japanese tool used for mini-audits.
Kaizen is the fourth and final part of my
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