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  • One-Piece Flow

    Learn what one piece-flow is, and why is it better than traditional batching.  In this short video by Jeremy of TheLeanWorshop one-piece flow is explained through a simple visual example. Watch the video and share your thoughts in the comment section. Video...

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  • The Role Of The Plant Manager in Lean

    Jim Huntzinger and Michel Baudin discuss the role of the plant manager in Lean implementation. They cover: public aspect of the role and the pressure it is subjected to, lean leadership, key areas and responsibilities of plant manager, identifying and selecting improvement projects, import...

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  • One Piece Flow Lean Manufacturig

    One piece flow or single piece flow is a cornerstone concept in Lean Manufacturing. The concept as itself is hard to implement, therefore it is always nice to see how it really works in practice.  This video example (Case study) is from the metal industry and shows how production of a pipe c...

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  • Takt Time, Cycle Time, Lead Time

    Learn how to calculate Takt Time, Cycle Time, and Lead Time.  Watch this video to understand differences between Takt Time, Cycle Time, and Lead Time. After theoretical introduction there are two examples which clearly show how to calculate each of them, and what are they used for. The Enc...

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  • Sixteen Human Error Modes for Mistake Proofing

    We all make mistakes, to err is human.  The question is why does it happen and how can you prevent it.  The essence of mistake-proofing is to design both products and processes so that human errors or mistakes are impossible to make or, at the least, they are easy and early to detect an...

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  • Six Principles of Mistake Proofing

    Some may say that it’s impossible to eliminate mistakes. And they are right; it is, most of the time. But, to be honest, they are missing the point. Poka yoke, or mistake proofing, describes any behavior changing constraint that is built into a process to prevent an incorrect operation or a...

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  • Lean Do’s and Don’ts

    Implementing Lean, or any change initiative is difficult.  If it wasn’t, everyone would be doing it, and they’re not. Lean is not easy. It's not easy to understand. It's not easy to implement. And it's especially not easy to sustain. But anyone who has embarked on a so-called lea...

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  • Seven Best Poka-Yoke Devices

    Generally the most effective way to achieve quality is to avoid having defects in the first place. It is much less costly to prevent a problem from ever happening than it is to find and correct the problem after it has occurred. Focusing on prevention activities whose purpose is to reduce the num...

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  • Set-up Reduction is a Simple Yet Powerful Process

    Reducing machine down time is the main goal of set-up reduction. However, reducing set-up times will boost your company’s capacity, increase your manufacturing flexibility, and help increase overall output. The five basic steps to reduce changeover / set-up time are as follows:   ...

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  • The Pros and Cons of Cellular Manufacturing

    The other day I was asked about the benefit of cellular manufacturing so I thought I would share some of my thoughts with you. Cellular manufacturing is a manufacturing process that produces families of parts within a single line or cell of machines operated by machinists who work only within the...

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