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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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