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Examples of Kaizen Implementation Within Manufacturing

Here we are going to read about Kaizen methodology and Kaizen examples that are implemented in manufacturing. Given below is the list of few famous companies using Kaizen methodology in their manufacturing processes and procedures. Toyota Ford Motors Lockheed Martin Kaizen means “improvement”: it is a Japanese terminology used to express any sort of [...]

By |October 21st, 2019|Lean Articles|Comments Off on Examples of Kaizen Implementation Within Manufacturing

How to Use Balanced Scorecard for Manufacturing

Basically, a balanced scorecard is a management system. We can say it is an approach of watching over at our organization that emphases on that big-image strategic goals. It facilitates at making a decision about the accurate things to be measured with the purpose of accomplishing those goals. Balanced scorecard is used for measuring [...]

By |October 7th, 2019|Lean Articles|Comments Off on How to Use Balanced Scorecard for Manufacturing

Calculating Cycle Time for Manufacturing Processes

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 |September 23rd, 2019|Lean Articles|Comments Off on Calculating Cycle Time for Manufacturing Processes

Implementation of Lean Manufacturing Techniques in an Organization

Lean manufacturing is a hypothesis, the basic purpose of which is to minimize waste within the operating systems and to maximize productivity simultaneously. Lean manufacturing techniques are based on the Toyota Production System. Lean is appraised as a necessary element of a successful manufacturing business. Lean is being widely applied into many industries across [...]

By |September 9th, 2019|Lean Articles|Comments Off on Implementation of Lean Manufacturing Techniques in an Organization

How to Implement ABC Inventory Control

The ABC inventory control system is an approach based on the categorization of items or products depending upon their usage rate. It uses Pareto principles in its application. It is applicable to those organizations that have multiple types of inventories. However, it is not always a good idea to keep the same level of [...]

By |August 19th, 2019|Lean Articles|Comments Off on How to Implement ABC Inventory Control

How to Identify Bottlenecks in a Process

What a Bottleneck Is Before understanding how to identify bottlenecks in a process you must have a clear understanding about what is actually meant by a bottleneck. Basically, bottlenecks are obstacles or hurdles on account of which a process slows down or gets delayed. Just as the neck of a physical bottle will restrict [...]

By |July 22nd, 2019|Lean Articles|Comments Off on How to Identify Bottlenecks in a Process

Using Hoshin Planning Within Your Organization

There is no denying in the fact that it is very valuable to possess a system to harmonize various organizational parts and keep them on the right track. ‘Hoshin Kanri’ is one such system which was developed by the Japanese in the 1960s and '70s. Hoshin Kanri which is also known as Hoshin Process [...]

By |June 17th, 2019|Lean Articles|Comments Off on Using Hoshin Planning Within Your Organization

Lead Time Reduction and Why It Is Important

Lead time is one of the crucial factors in today's fast-paced and development business environment. Lead time is basically the time required from the shipments to be ordered and until it is received. This time calculation is vital for attaining the correct reorder formula and maintenance of stock that is essential for inventory. The [...]

By |May 27th, 2019|Lean Articles|Comments Off on Lead Time Reduction and Why It Is Important

Implementing 5S Workplace Organization and Standardization

Basically 5S is a philosophy and an approach of organizing and managing the workplace and course of work with the commitment of increasing efficiency by reducing waste, enhancing flow and decreasing process irrationality. It uses a list of five Japanese words: Seiri (Sort) Seiton (Set in Order), Seiso (Shine), Seiketsu (Standardize), and Shitsuke (Sustain). [...]

By |May 13th, 2019|Lean Articles|Comments Off on Implementing 5S Workplace Organization and Standardization

The 5 Principles of Lean Production and Their Implementation

The term Lean comes from manufacturing practices where it was initially used to improve effectiveness in production. It is now used across a lot of industries including software houses, manufacturing industries, business companies and even the construction industry. This method is for continuous improvement in work and management. It is a simple yet quick [...]

By |May 6th, 2019|Lean Articles|Comments Off on The 5 Principles of Lean Production and Their Implementation