The Pareto rule is quite a well known phenomenon. But are you using it effectively to help identify what’s holding your business’ growth back and which things could make it fly? In this guide well discuss how to use it to your advantage. Overview of the Pareto Rule If you don’t know of the pareto […]
In lean manufacturing, the Pull Principle is an important element of the 5 core lean principles. In this guide, we’ll show you what it is and how and when to use it. What is the lean principle? It’s a lean manufacturing technique that allows you to control work in progress. Pull can often be linked […]
Want to know what Value Stream Mapping is and how to use it to increase productivity? This guide will show you everything you need, to learn and implement it. But first, let’s cut to the chase and answer the number one question… What is Value Stream Mapping? Value Stream Mapping (VSM) is a lean manufacturing tool […]
There are a lot of people that preach 5-why thinking. I do too. There are however, flaws in how most people approach it. I thought I’d air my views… For those that want a quick answer on what 5-whys is, here goes… What is 5-why analysis? 5 Whys is a simple concept that allows people […]
Want to rid your business of repeated problems? Well a Fishbone Diagram can help. Here’s a guide to show you what it is, how to use it… and even why bother at all. What is a Fishbone Diagram? A Fishbone diagram or Ishikawa diagram, as it is often called, helps teams identify possible causes and […]
In this article, I’d thought I’d share with you the power of using the house of lean model, to get your lean improvements lined up in the right order. What is the House of Lean? The House of Lean is a model, originally created by Toyota from their lean production system, which identifies the main […]
Autononomation is a critical element to lean manufacturing. In this guide, we’ll describe what it is and how it can benefit your business. But first, you probably know by now, here’s the quick answer: What is Autonomation? Autononomation is an important lean manufacturing tool to help increase right first time quality. It’s often called Judoka […]
There’s a lot more to standard work than just creating some work instructions and filing them away in some dusty quality manual. In this article, we’ll discuss what standard work really is and how you can use it to improve training, quality, consistency and efficiency. If you want the quick answer, here it is! What […]
Using a lean audit can help gauge where your business is, in relation to those that are ahead of you in the journey.
Is the lean audit an all encompassing magic formula?
You need to develop lean processes to suit where the problems are and what needs to be improved, specifically to your business. In fact, the real skill lies in diagnosing where the waste is in your business and how to implement change based on the current culture.
Want to cut through the jargon and find something that will provide you with a to-the-point, lean manufacturing explained guide? You’ve come to the right place. We’ll go through the basics and how lean works, as well as how it can transform a business. Lean manufacturing explained: Lean allows you to offer more value to […]