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Lean Production - Lean Tools

The Production Lay-out

In the Lean Philosophy, the ideal way of organizing a production line is described to be a One Piece Flow, in which p

Value Stream Mapping (VSM)

Value stream mapping is a lean tool that can be used to map processes in detail, based on the both t


For each Value Stream or workstation which needs optimizing, finding the big fish or low hanging fruits are the best

Autonomous Maintenance

Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) is on itself an approach for continuous improvement, which roughly describes the i


Kamishibai is the Japanese tool used for mini-audits.

The Gate of Purpose - Hoshin Kanri

The Gate of Purpose is positioned at the entrance of the Fortress of Change 

Kaizen in Practice

Kaizen is the fourth and final part of my 

Daily Management Boards

Team boards are used for communication within shifts, between shifts and between different departments.

5S in Practice - An Introduction

5S is a very simple lean tool that, when implemented well, directly impacts productivity.