An outline of interview highlights Applying Toyota Production System tools in healthcare. How? What is the essence of what Toyota does?
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Outline of Highlights…..Please listen to the podcast for details Today we are fortunate to have as our guest Dr. Steven Spear Dr Spear is a Senior Lecturer at Mass. Institute of Technology, where he teaches an introduction to Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma for students in the Leaders for Manufacturing and System Design and Management… Read more »
I bet you have wasted many hours in meetings that added no value. Most meetings are called to solve a problem such as: 1) Personnel issues? 2) A performance issue? 3) Customer service issues? 4) Quality issues? 5) Safety issues? 6) Legal issues? 7) Financial issues?
Sponsored by the Zone Control Achieve Program, gemba training for Supervisors Front-line Managers and Lead People the sergeants and lieutenants in the war against waste. To find out more go to Gembawalk.com or call 717-394-9106. Thanks to Jon Miller of Gemba Research and his article “The Suggestion System is No Suggestion” for much of the… Read more »
I think it is very important that the lean community shares what works and what doesn’t. This podcast will focus on three videos that work for my practice and will likely work for your company be it manufacturing, distribution, or service. All three videos were produced by The Greater Boston Manufacturing Partnership www.gbmp.org
“Without standardization their can be no kaizen” – Taiichi Ohno Standardization will reduce variation and variation is the enemy of any process
If you would like some background perhaps you would find listening to my Previous podcast “Supervising and the war against waste” useful, that podcast briefly discussed the supervisors role in a lean environment and available tools and concepts to apply. Leanthinkingnetwork.com/2007/01/15/supervising-and-the-war-against-waste My Suggestions on Toyota’s “zone control”
Well, maybe not live, but I did my best to put weeks of work into 5+ minutes and provide you direct feedback from “the team” that made it happen.
Recommendations for beginning your lean journey. * Know your story, who you are and what you believe in. * Find and document “true north” Failure modes * Overwhelmed – no more than five major improvement efforts per year * Dysfunctional mental models * Not understanding deeply enough
“Getting the Right Things Done” http://www.lean.org/WhoWeAre/LeanPerson.cfm?LeanPersonId=45 http://thedennisgroup.com/lean/publications.html Pascal’s inspiration for the book *Personal “Hoshin” model or mission *A translator of the Toyota Production System Target Audience *Leaders at all levels