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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

Guide on Process Mapping Steps to Take

A process map can be defined as a management and planning tool which explains the workflow visually. It provides a clear framework for production processes, business structures and management responsibilities. Process mapping displays who and what is included in a process and can be employed in any business entity. Besides that, it can also [...]

By |March 2nd, 2020|Lean Articles|Comments Off on Guide on Process Mapping Steps to Take

How to Use a Mind Map and Its Benefits to Your Business

The concept of mind mapping was developed by Tony Buzanin, who was an English psychologist, in the 1960’s. Mind mapping has received recognition in the business as well as academic world. Basically, in mind mapping we represent ideas and concepts in a graphical way. It is a unique tool of visual thinking which is [...]

By |January 20th, 2020|Lean Articles|Comments Off on How to Use a Mind Map and Its Benefits to Your Business

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