Month: September 2009

Total 16 Posts

How to Use 5S to Manage Kaizen

Ronak asked: What should be ideal process flow for kaizen? What I mean is who can give their suggestions, how to evaluate kaizen event, should we plan an event on monthly basis? This is a good question and one that reveals how common it is to struggle with defining and

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Kaizen – FastCap Style

If you’d like to see kaizen in action, and I do mean real kaizen, you need to set aside around 23 minutes to watch this video of the FastCap team improving the way some items are packaged. As an aside, FastCap has been practicing lean for several years and, I’m

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To Certify or Not…

Mark Graban wrote a relatively simple post a few days ago that has simply BLOWN up with comments. Mark, if I may be so bold, doesn’t really believe in certifications… especially if the words six sigma are involved! Me, well I do have certification in six sigma… and am proud

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New Lean Blog

Jamie Flinchbaugh is not really new to the lean blogosphere as he’s been writing over on the Lean Blog and most recently on Evolving Excellence… but I am excited to see him finally start his own blog. So, please be sure to stop by and check out what Jamie has

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The Coffee Kaizen

By Rick Foreman, Lean Development Manager Note from Ron: This is a guest post from my friend,  frequent LSS Academy commenter, and most importantly Brother in Christ – Rick Foreman. Enjoy! We’ve heard of the phrase, “rose-colored” glasses, but what about implementing “Lean- colored” glasses? At what point in a

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