Word of the Month
Understanding Lean one word at a time…
Monthly micro-learning lessons focused on the Lean lexicon. Have fun as we guide you through the nomenclature;
bringing you insights into the nuances of this proven discipline.
The need for renewal can be triggered by many factors; regardless of what prompts it, the key is to make renewal part of your CI initiatives, and to help ensure employees are performing optimally by aligning strategic objectives with daily activities. Check out the latest Word of the Month for more about the facets of Renewal.READ MORE
VSM is a systemic practice to improve end-to-end processes, allowing your organization to see the flow of customer value and achieve 100% on-time delivery as planned.READ MORE
Agile’s process of rapid iterations and flexibility aren’t as limited as once believed. It’s applicable to a variety of industries, including finance, healthcare, aerospace, and pharma. Through collaboration and quick responsiveness, Agile drives customer value and competitive advantage. Learn more about Agile in this month’s WORD OF THE MONTH.READ MORE
The primary goal of implementing SMED is downtime/process time reduction. Removing non-value adding waste from the process through shifting work performed from while a machine is down, to while it is running, results in drastic reduction in lead time, and improved process flow and customer satisfaction.READ MORE
Let’s face it, problems crop up, but addressing the symptoms is not enough; we must get to root cause (or causes). Methods such as 5Whys, CEDAC, and A3 provide a framework for doing just that. Armed with such methods and mindset, problems become opportunities for improvement rather than obstacles and setbacks, and are identified, addressed, and eliminated.