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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

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