One of my favorite aspects of working with clients is seeing the “a-ha!” moments – when a team embraces the changes and starts to drive the move to Lean, it is a great experience.
Even better, though, is watching the…
One of the common myths we hear is “Toyota’s Lean techniques should work in all industries without adaptation.”
This statement is not completely false – only part of it is.
There is some truth in: “Lean techniques will work in
Vitamins supplement your body with essential elements that it wouldn’t get naturally. Sure, you can survive without your daily vitamins- but if you want to feel your best, look your best, and have a long, healthy life, it’s almost universally…more →
Latest MachSix Module Optimizes Lot Sizes and Batch Sizes for Complex Manufacturers
ATLANTA (July 12, 2011) – Invistics, the recognized leader in Lean manufacturing analytics… software solutions for high-mix manufacturers, today announced the addition of the Lot Sizer module to
We are often asked during Pull implementation projects: “Should we fix all of the major issues in our process before we make the big switch to Pull?” The concern is that trying to overlay a new approach over an imperfect…more →
[Tools and Tips] You’ve completed the process of finding the right flavor of Pull for your plant. The pilot program was a success but you know that you’ll need to scale to additional products and/or to additional sites, perhaps even…more →
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I find it very distressing when I hear people rejecting Lean because they think it is about reducing head count. Lean is NOT about firing people or initiating lay-offs.
Lean can save money, but it’s really more about making…