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    The Comprehensive Guide to Lean Manufacturing Terminology


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    November 2, 2013 - Seen a word or phrase you don’t recognise? Don’t panic! Our extensive Lean Glossary is here to explain all the abbreviations, acronyms and otherwise unfamiliar lean terminology. From Andon to Zero Defects, we’ve got you...

    What is Lean Manufacturing?


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    November 2, 2013 - Photo Credit: cc Buick Regal What is Lean Manufacturing? Lean manufacturing refers to an approach to production that focuses on adding value for the customer in the most efficient way possible.  This means optimisation of safety, quality,...

    Why Single Minute Exchange of Die (SMED)?


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    Why Single Minute Exchange of Die (SMED)?
    October 28, 2013 - The path towards continuous improvement in your lean journey is not always as clear as you’d like it to be. Many of the processes and methodologies behind Lean take time before your organization has success with them. It’s a learning...

    Why Single Minute Exchange of Die (SMED)?


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    October 28, 2013 - The path towards continuous improvement in your lean journey is not always as clear as you’d like it to be. Many of the processes and methodologies behind Lean take time before your organization has success with them. It’s a learning...

    Hansei 101


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    Hansei 101
    October 4, 2013 - We are reminded time and time again (and rightfully so), Lean is about culture. It is a crucial part and in most cases, the backbone of any Lean organization. A culture that believes in continuous improvement and practices what they preach day in...

    Hansei 101


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    October 4, 2013 - We are reminded time and time again (and rightfully so), Lean is about culture. It is a crucial part and in most cases, the backbone of any Lean organization. A culture that believes in continuous improvement and practices what they preach day in...

    Lego Calendar by Vitamins Design


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    Lego Calendar by Vitamins Design
    October 2, 2013 - Very clever use of legos and technology for implementing a visual management solution for the office. I like the elegance of the implementation and their implicit understanding of visual management. They highlight that the solution is “neat...

    Jishuken 101


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    Jishuken 101
    September 11, 2013 - What is Jishuken?For those that work in a Lean inspired organization, the term “kaizen” is one of the more popular terms heard when someone talks about improvement. Kaizen though, is more of a philosophy than an actual activity....

    Jishuken 101


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    September 11, 2013 - What is Jishuken? For those that work in a Lean inspired organization, the term “kaizen” is one of the more popular terms heard when someone talks about improvement. Kaizen though, is more of a philosophy than an actual activity....

    A Kaizen Leaders Role


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    A Kaizen Leaders Role
    September 11, 2013 - The Kaizen leader is an individual, who is responsible for a group of people, who will be working toward identifying quality improvement processes in a given company or facility. The leader will help direct the group toward identifying waste in an...

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