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, … Read more
In this shirt video, Wildwood Cabinetry explains how their changes to sanding table accomplished small “Lean” improvements. The continual improvements took place over a period of 12 months. The improved sanding station stops the indirect lighting from casting shadows which hides tiny imperfections in the wood grain from from the cabinetmaker’s view.
Are you trying to fire-fight your way to success? Every modern business, no matter who they are has limited resources in terms of time, people, equipment, etc. In reality, this translates into every business experiencing more problems than they have people with the time or knowledge to deal with them. This situation forces an organization … Read more
Lean Manufacturing Tools to Mine Gold! It is easy to downplay the impact and influence that lean manufacturing tools have played in organizational decision making. The application of lean manufacturing principles based on the Toyota Production System can be applied to any organization, no matter what they do or how they operate. Now, let me … Read more
Here is a great lean manufacturing infographic from Bishop-Wisecarver Group. It explains the core principles involved in lean manufacturing, and it does this in a simple and visual way. It is easy to follow and educational because it allows you to learn through graphics. Results of a 2011 Lean Manufacturing Survey: The information on the … Read more