Identifying The Essential Lean Manufacturing Tools!
I found this article on Newcastle Systems website. In the infographic, they are identifying 32 essential lean manufacturing tools. Our Lean Expert online training course includes instruction on these same 32 tools, and more. There are approximately 140 continuous improvement tools available today, and in use within the lean improvement field, but not all are used or known by all lean practitioners. To learn more about our training courses…click here
32 Essential Lean Manufacturing Tools
When you hear “lean manufacturing,” you have your own world view of what it means. Every lean manufacturing consultant offers expertise but few will be an expert with every tool. The following infographic will help you understand the diverse options and language with a collection of 32 essential lean tools and a short description of the value they bring to your manufacturing, warehouse or distribution center.
Lean Manufacturing Transformation Starts With Education!
A forward thinking company starts their Radical Lean Transformation by educating their employees to understand lean principles. Employees need to develop the know-how to apply lean principles to improve their own workplace. An important aspect of any Lean Transformation is process improvement, and this involves bringing about change.
Employees, and the management team must all be thinking ans speaking the same language. They must all be on the same page for any change to be implemented successfully. Prior to any journey, one would look at a road map to identify the best route to reach the destination. Radical Lean Transformation is the same as it requires a road map to allow the individual, group or organization to identify the best route on their lean journey.
Here is our own Radical Lean Implementation Roadmap that was designed and developed by Chris Turner:
The road map identifies three phases of activity throughout the implementation process.
Phase 1 is focused on educating and coaching the change agents about the 10 Step Model.
Phase 2 is focused on educating and coaching the management and improvement teams about the 10 Step Model.
Phase 3 is focused on the implementation of each of the 10 Steps.
Understanding the 10 Step Training and Implementation Model is critical to the success of any lean transformation process. The model was designed and developed by Chris Turner to help individuals, groups and organizations to know what to do, how to do it, and when to do it!
Here is a graphic which demonstrates the sequence of events in the 10 Step Training and Implementation Model:
By following the sequence of events defined in the 10 Step Model, the right processes are being implemented at the right time to achieve the best results.
You can learn more about the 10 Step Training and Implementation Model in our Level 2 – Lean Practitioner training course. This is our most popular training course: