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How to Implement Kaizen in an Organization

Kaizen is continuous improvements where changes are required in organization’s processes. The approach could either be a one time implementation or a step by step change over time. One of the top benefits provide by Kaizen is that it is continuous and not a time limited process. Kaizen offers the opportunity of further optimization [...]

By |February 15th, 2021|Lean Articles|Comments Off on How to Implement Kaizen in an Organization

Just in Time Manufacturing Examples for Production

Manufacturing within companies have evolved over several years and Toyota has been one of the key players to revolutionize manufacturing through adopting just-in-time (JIT) as part of their lean manufacturing system. The methodology of this generally customed to minimize and decrease the production timeline and only produce what is required by the customer. This [...]

By |January 18th, 2021|Lean Articles|Comments Off on Just in Time Manufacturing Examples for Production

The Kanban Implementation Steps for Manufacturing

For a successful implementation of Kanban within manufacturing, you must ensure you have set right environment for it. The further you are from ideal situation; the more work is required to implement this system. Following are ideal situations which should be considered during Kanban implementation steps: Keep constant prediction about demand for products. Have [...]

By |January 4th, 2021|Lean Articles|Comments Off on The Kanban Implementation Steps for Manufacturing

Value Stream Mapping Tutorial for Lean Manufacturing

Introduction Value stream mapping (VSM) is a tool used in lean manufacturing to minimize the waste (increases efficiency and value production). Lean manufacturing is fully about minimizing waste and adding value to your products and services. Value stream mapping starts with analyzing the current state which is how the organisation currently delivers its products [...]

By |November 9th, 2020|Lean Articles|Comments Off on Value Stream Mapping Tutorial for Lean Manufacturing

Training Needs Analysis Questions for Employees

Training needs analysis (TNA) is not a new concept in the corporate world and it has been used for decades for the skills enhancement of employees. Basically, it is an organized process that can be used by any organization for defining the training needs of its employees which also assures clear gap identification in [...]

By |October 12th, 2020|Lean Articles|Comments Off on Training Needs Analysis Questions for Employees

How to Use a Kanban Production Control System

A Kanban production control system is a visual system used to control production as a part of Lean Manufacturing or Just in Time (JIT). Being part of pull system, it can manage to control what to produce, how much to produce, and when to produce it. The aim of the Kanban production control system [...]

By |August 17th, 2020|Lean Articles|Comments Off on How to Use a Kanban Production Control System

Implementing Cross Training Employees

In the current climate business organizations can’t take the risk failing irrespective of the industry, just because their key player was lost at a critical stage. Cross training employees plays a vital role, so that losing one of them won’t cause an end to our organization. Basically, cross-training is an organized process to train [...]

By |July 6th, 2020|Lean Articles|Comments Off on Implementing Cross Training Employees

How to Generate and Use a Process Control Chart

What are Process Control Charts? Basically ‘Process Control Charts’ are where process data (outputs) are plotted out in the form of graphs or charts in a time-ordered cycle and it is a focused run chart. In simple terms we can say that it is a graph which is used to examine the behavior of [...]

By |June 22nd, 2020|Lean Articles|Comments Off on How to Generate and Use a Process Control Chart

What is the Andon System and how is it Used

What is Andon System? Basically, an Andon System is part of Lean manufacturing which is designed to keep operators and managers on the alert about any occurring issues in real time and take counter measures without any delay. In simple terms, it can be defined as a visual tool where an abnormality can be [...]

By |May 11th, 2020|Lean Articles|Comments Off on What is the Andon System and how is it Used

Six Sigma Explained for Beginners

What is Six Sigma? A new idea of quality management process was developed in 1986 by the American company Motorola in accordance with evolving markets and processes. This concept has been polished and refined over the years into a proper theory of principles and methods, designed for business transformation by means of a well-defined [...]

By |April 27th, 2020|Lean Articles, Quality Articles|Comments Off on Six Sigma Explained for Beginners