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Manufacturing Changeover Single Minute Exchange of Dies (SMED)

One of the essential elements of Lean involves a system of fast changeover. When the changeover time of equipment is quicker the downtime is less. One must consider that “Downtime” is the description of the eight deadly waste of a manufacturing setting. The basic tool to quick changeover system [...]

By |March 15th, 2018|Categories: Lean Articles|0 Comments

How to Calculate Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE)

Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) is simply how much your machine is working effectively within a given time frame. It is a best practice to identify the percentage of planned production time that is productive. There is a lot of confusion out there about the words efficiency and effectiveness. We [...]

By |March 8th, 2018|Categories: Lean Articles|0 Comments

Benefits of One Piece Flow and How It Is Implemented

In “One piece flow” production, the product transfers from one phase to the next phase with one piece at a time. This approach is different from lot production where a number of units are prepared at an agreed stage and then every unit is moved to the next level [...]

By |February 22nd, 2018|Categories: Lean Articles|0 Comments

Different Types of Mind Maps Commonly Used

Mind maps are a convenient and easy way of brainstorming your thoughts and ideas fundamentally. It provides a visual structure for your thoughts and ideas and makes them easy to analyze and remember. Mind maps are diagrammatic representation of chores, confabulations, conceptions or features that are connected to single [...]

By |February 15th, 2018|Categories: Lean Articles|0 Comments

What Are Visual Management Systems

Visual Management Systems also known as VMS is basically a technique executed to share data and information with the help of visual signals instead of texts or verbal instructions. The system is designed to enable quick and better comprehension of the data by everyone to increase clarity and efficiency [...]

By |February 8th, 2018|Categories: Lean Articles|0 Comments