The Ultimate Guide to the Fishbone Diagram


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 […]

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 […]