Month: July 2004

Total 12 Posts

Kaizen is for Everyone, Everyday

It’s encouraging to see that as the Lean buzz expands from manufacturing to healthcare and other industries, some organizations and practitioners are beginning to recognize that there is more to Lean than kaizen events, “Lean tools” such as SMED, TPM, and kanban, or cookie-cutter production systems of the Demand Flow

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Making Sense of Takt-Flow-Pull

We’ve found that there’s a wall that’s people have to get past when learning to think Lean. Teaching the 7 Wastes and 5S as eliminating searching, motion, errors, (7W) etc. by reorganizing the work area and making it more visual (5S) strikes most people as ‘common sense’, and they get

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