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Kaizen 5S for Process Improvement within your Organization

The 5S is the acronym of five Japanese words which stands for Seiri (sorting), Seiton (setting in order), Seiso (sweeping), Seiketsu (standardizing), Shitsuke (sustaining). In the mid-1950s, 5S was first used in Japan in the manufacturing sector. 5S is the first step to continuous improvement. 5S implementation ensures continuous improvement in housekeeping and results [...]

By |July 19th, 2018|Lean Articles|Comments Off on Kaizen 5S for Process Improvement within your Organization

Timwood Lean Refers to the 7 Waste of Lean

Managing a competent business entity covers lean manufacturing which is a technique for reducing waste that influences manufacturing strategies, production, and customer relationships. This method is useful in minimizing costs, boost profits, improve lead times, and increase customer satisfaction for an organisation. The term of "TIMWOOD" stands for: Transport, Inventory, Motion, Waiting, Over-processing, Overproduction, [...]

By |July 12th, 2018|Lean Articles|Comments Off on Timwood Lean Refers to the 7 Waste of Lean

Training Needs Analysis Methods Beneficial for Your Business

Training Needs Analysis" (TNA) is the strategy to determine whether a training need exists and, in the event that it does, what training is required to fill the gap. TNA looks to recognize precisely the levels of the current circumstance in the objective interview, observation, secondary data as well as workshop. The gap between [...]

By |July 5th, 2018|Lean Articles|Comments Off on Training Needs Analysis Methods Beneficial for Your Business

Stock Rotation and Why It Is Important

Stock rotation is a very popular strategy used in small and big retail stores. Basically, the process entails presenting older products for sale more conspicuously than products that were gotten recently. The purpose of this rotating process is to push older items out the door so as to give rook for newer ones. Although [...]

By |June 28th, 2018|Lean Articles|Comments Off on Stock Rotation and Why It Is Important

The Difference Between Lead Time vs Cycle Time

As said by Henry Ford “Time waste differs from material waste in that there can be no salvage. The easiest of all wastes and the hardest to correct is the waste of time, because wasted time does not litter the floor like wasted material.” When we create an accurate, reliable and efficient system across [...]

By |June 21st, 2018|Lean Articles|Comments Off on The Difference Between Lead Time vs Cycle Time

How to Create an Efficient Flow Production

Every company needs a sound flow production plan to maximize productivity. However, for a complex process that covers a wide variety of activities effective production planning is required to ensure that equipment, materials and human resources are available where and when they are needed. Production planning is like a guide that it assists you [...]

By |June 14th, 2018|Lean Articles|Comments Off on How to Create an Efficient Flow Production

Using A3 Problem Solving Within Lean

A major part of our everyday work routine is definitely related to problem solving. Whether big or small, problems are unavoidable in our work. But, if you try to eliminate a problem as fast as possible, you might have to face that same problem over again. So, instead of combating only the symptoms, one [...]

By |June 7th, 2018|Lean Articles|Comments Off on Using A3 Problem Solving Within Lean

Definition of the 7 Wastes of Lean

Practitioners of lean are in agreement on the 7 wastes of lean. Companies save lots of resources when improvement projects focused on these 7 wastes of lean are carried out. This in return, helps save money and time. The 7 waste of lean are; Transportation Inventory Motion Waiting Over-production Over-processing Defects These 7 wastes [...]

By |May 31st, 2018|Lean Articles|Comments Off on Definition of the 7 Wastes of Lean

What Is the Difference of Takt Time vs Cycle Time

It’s a misconception that Takt time vs Cycle time are the same things. These are two different things and the difference should be clearly understood in a manufacturing and assembly environment. Cycle time is the time required to finish one unit. To better understand, Takt Time is a calculation used to understand customer demand. [...]

By |May 24th, 2018|Lean Articles|Comments Off on What Is the Difference of Takt Time vs Cycle Time

Mass Customization Advantages and Disadvantages

Mass Customization Mass customization is considered to be the happy medium when the buyer wants you to make customized, made on order goods but you want to produce and sell the product at a minimum price to cope up with the mass manufacturing. In some cases, the buyers become really picky with their choices [...]

By |May 17th, 2018|Lean Articles|Comments Off on Mass Customization Advantages and Disadvantages