“Without standardization their can be no kaizen” – Taiichi Ohno Standardization will reduce variation and variation is the enemy of any process
Posts By: Dwight Bowen
It is my pleasure to announce our next network meeting: Our next network meeting: Where: Clean Burn Inc, 34 Zimmerman Road, Leola, PA 17540, phone: 717-656-2011 When: Thursday July 19, 2007 from 8:30 until Noon What: Assembly line balance and flow. See what and hear what Clean Burn has done too increase it’s output and… Read more »
Meetings subject: Administrative Lean UtiliTech Inc. is a service company assisting it’s customer by identifying opportunities to reduce their utility and telecommunication costs and then proceed to apply rebates and rate reductions to costs.
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”
A Hot, Sustainable Success One team, one kaizen at a time.Ã¢â‚¬Å“If you cannot sustain gains, your efforts are mudaÃ¢â‚¬Â Continuous improvement is one of the fundamental characteristics of the Toyota Production System or a Lean Enterprise. Building a culture that supports continuous improvement is no small task. In fact, it often takes ten years of… Read more »
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.
It is my pleasure to announce our next network meeting: Our next network meeting: Where: UtiliTech, Inc., 975 Berkshire Blvd., Suite 100, Wyomissing, PA 19610, phone: 610-777-3200 When: Wednesday May 16, 2007 from 8:30 until Noon What: UtiliTech is a service company. They “sell administrative”, therefore they may know more about administrative waste, opportunity and… Read more »
Meetings subject: Measurement, Scoreboards and A3 Thinking Rose Corp has recently taken the courageous step to post critical performance measures in their shops and offices. Tom McDevitt, Elain McDevitt and the companies new President and CEO Brian Higgins presented the story and process of communication to all members of their team.
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