Archive for November, 2017

27
Nov

Andon $ Jidoka

This week’s Issue | 27/11/2017 One of the under pinning’s of Lean is to make things visual really visual!!   Many organizations ask operators to track process performance but typically this is tracked on a sheet of paper … instead get a large white-board and make it really visual … this then allows supervisors and coaches to monitor a process at a glance without interrupting the operator’s cadence.  Hence why the power of Jidoka and

19
Nov

Mistakes Leaders Make That Kill Employee Trust

This week’s Issue | 20/11/2017 Recently we have been disappointed by the actions of Leaders lately so felt that this week’s newsletter might encourage better behaviors.

12
Nov

Lean is about Basics

This week’s Issue | 13/11/2016 Is implementing Lean Methodologies and Investment or an Expense?   It can be both … we have seem many times when organizations have attempted to deploy a methodology without truly understanding the true purpose of the methodology and it fails to deliver … a common one in this category is 5S where the organization creates a beautiful plant but fails to improve quality and through-put.  Others are looking for the

05
Nov

Lean or TOC ? is there a difference?

This week’s Issue | 06/11/2016 A cool Lean thing happened to me yesterday as I flew home from Dallas .. since I was already operating 1 hour behind I had no need to adjust my watch in preparation for the end of daylight saving time.  There has always been a discussion of whether Lean or TOC is a better methodology since Lean