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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

What Are the Lean Six Sigma Tools?

Lean Six Sigma Lean Six Sigma is a management approach for problem solving and process improvement by combining various tools of Six Sigma as well as Lean Manufacturing. It mainly involves procedures and methods of Six Sigma as the pillar of the system like DMAIC.  Its objective is to propel focused improvements in production [...]

By |April 22nd, 2019|Lean Articles|Comments Off on What Are the Lean Six Sigma Tools?

How to Calculate Cp and Cpk Values and When to Use Them

What is Cp and Cpk Basically, for a process Cp and Cpk are taken as short-term prospective capability measures. In Six Sigma it is desired to define quality of the processes in terms of sigma. The rationale behind this is that it offers a stress-free manner to state the capability of different processes for [...]

By |April 8th, 2019|Lean Articles|Comments Off on How to Calculate Cp and Cpk Values and When to Use Them

What are the Advantages and Disadvantages of Process Mapping?

Process Mapping Basically, a process map can be defined as a planning and management tool which visually explains the work flow. It summarizes the job duties executed to finish a particular task at the place of work. It can be utilized to provide a clear framework for production processes, business structures and management responsibilities. [...]

By |March 25th, 2019|Lean Articles|Comments Off on What are the Advantages and Disadvantages of Process Mapping?

How to Create a Gemba Walk Checklist

Continual improvement comes from when a process is being reviewed on a regular basis to improve its efficiency and the quality of the output. There are certain things that get updated or changed to achieve a continual improvement over time. It is through review of processes where they are checked to see if there [...]

By |March 11th, 2019|Lean Articles|Comments Off on How to Create a Gemba Walk Checklist

The Importance of Maintenance Repair and Overhaul

In a business organization, time is a source of economic resource that cannot be stopped by a technical mess. For this reason, carrying out appropriate maintenance and overhaul of all machinery is important. Within the industrial field, the maintenance repair and overhaul refer to the set of tasks aimed at monitoring the proper functioning [...]

By |January 28th, 2019|Lean Articles|Comments Off on The Importance of Maintenance Repair and Overhaul

Hoshin Kanri Tools and How They Are Used

Hoshin can be well-defined as ‘the direction of a needle’ more like a compass while Kanri can be defined as ‘controlled reasoning or controlled logic’. In short words, Hoshin means ‘direction’ while Kanri means ‘administration’ and when used together, they ask the question “How can we make sure to go in the right path?” [...]

By |December 31st, 2018|Lean Articles|Comments Off on Hoshin Kanri Tools and How They Are Used