Category Archives for "Lean: “How To”"

How to Use Takt Time in the Office


This is another article in the series of takt time. In this guide, we’ll explore how to use takt time in the office, so you can use it to improve productivity and flow. Why Takt Time is Important (Recap) As we’ve defined in the introduction on Takt, If you can understand the pace at which […]

5S Lean Manufacturing Perfection


5S Lean Manufacturing is often the starting point to many lean programmes and also a misconceived idea that it’s what all lean is. It’s not. We’ll discuss what it is and how you can use it, in this guide. What is 5S Lean Manufacturing? Simply called 5S, it stands for 5 steps to workplace organisation, […]

Lean Standard Work: How to Build to Flow

Lean Standard Work

In this series, we’ll be talking about standard work. And in this article, I’ll describe lean standard work. What is Lean Standard Work? Lean standard work is used to clearly define the exact way of working, the exact number of operators needed and the ideal balance of work-in-progress in order to work to the required […]

How to Use Lean Management to Transform Your Business


Lean Management is your secret weapon to building a continuous improvement culture. In this article, we’ll explore what lean management is and how you can use it to empower your employees, so they implement lean, autonomously.  What’s a lean management system? A lean management system is a model that helps drive continuous improvement and embed […]