Lean Thoughts

A weekly e-newsletter started to keep the members of the Lean Consortium connected and now shared with a larger community of business excellence practitioners.


Cellular & TAKT Time

This week’s Issue | 12/08/2019

We are constantly correcting our customers about the term of Takt Time.  Takt Time is the rate that your customer is expecting your product or service which means that you will have to produce at a faster rate when you add in your process losses …


Lean, 6-Sigma and Takt Time

This week’s Issue | 05/08/2019

All Performance Excellence methodologies seem to intersect bringing the practitioner to the same conclusion but perhaps through a different lens.   Lean Methodologies are used to identify and eliminate waste to improve throughput and increase value add touch labour … Six-Sigma is used to identify and


This week’s Issue | 22/07/2019

It was a bit quiet for us this week so it was a great time to begin building our project plan for our upcoming renovation plan. It is always nice to speak with experts within their specific category and then discuss and assemble the ideas …


Manufacturing Myths

This week’s Issue | 15/07/2019

People have been fighting the same obstacles in manufacturing during all of the time but just using different methodologies to battle the challenges … so this week we take a look at some of the manufacturing myths.