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  • SMED Presentation (italian)

    A pdf presentation about SMED Tool. It is in italian language but on request I can translate it for you. The price is for unregistered customers only, if you register you can download it for free in Files section: http://social.leansixsigma.university/file/all  

    Tags: smed, change over, lean tools, downtimes, lean manufacturing


  • Capture Lean Manufacturing ROI. in the group Lean Leadership

    Recently I came across this article in Plastic News that struck me as odd, but offered an opportunity to communicate the importance of a solid idea management system in order to maximize the benefits of your continuous improvement process. But first, I must add that I was a bit baffled by the in...

    Tags: continuous improvement, idea management software, lean manufacturing, lean tools, yokoten

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  • Lean Principles: Do They Work in The Service Industry?

    It Only Works For Manufacturing Lean Principles: They only work in manufacturing. It’s a statement you hear more often than not. Even though many organizations across the service industry are adopting Lean principles and practices, the concept just hasn’t been sold. So many understan...

    Tags: Customer Experience, Lean Manager, customer service, lean, lean practices, lean principles, lean tools, shmula.com

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  • Lean Tools: Heijunka…Leveling the Workload

    Lean manufacturing includes a set of principles that Lean thinkers use to achieve improvements in productivity, quality, and lead time by eliminating waste. There are many tools and concepts that Lean companies employ to support the above principles and eliminate waste. Here is one of those tool...

    Tags: Lean Manager, Lean Manufacturing, The Lean Startup, heijunka, lean, lean tools

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  • Lean Tools: Learning More About Hoshin Kanri

    Hoshin Kanri is a process used in strategic planning in which goals are communicated throughout the company and then put into action. This method of strategic planning originated from post-war Japan, but has since spread to the U.S. and around the world. Translated from Japanese, Hoshin Kanri mea...

    Tags: Business, Lean Manager, Lean Manufacturing, Hoshin Kanri, lean six sigma, lean tools, shmula blog

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  • Visual Management is the Key to Communicating

    One of the most significant parts of Lean manufacturing is Visual Management. It is truly one of the most overlooked, but simplest tools available to manufacturers. Managing visually is the ability of a system to show the current status to anyone that stands and observes any part of the ope...

    Tags: Customer Experience, Innovation, Leadership, Lean Manufacturing, Visual Management, lean manufacturing, lean six sigma, lean tools, process, quality, visual management

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  • Lean Tools: Gemba Walk Is All About Quality

    There is much confusion around Lean tools and the practice of a Gemba walk. Most commonly, leaders sometimes confuse a Gemba walk with the philosophy of Managing By Walking Around (MWBA). The two philosophies are truly in opposite camps, without similarity. Gemba walk denotes the action of going...

    Tags: Gemba, Leadership, Lean Manager, Lean Manufacturing, gumbo walk, lean tools, shmula blog

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  • 5S Methodology – Understanding and Applying the Concepts

    The 5S methodology was developed in Japan, and was identified as one of the techniques that enabled Just-in-time manufacturing. Two major frameworks for understanding and applying 5S to business environments have arisen, one proposed by Osada, the other by Hirano. Hirano provided a str...

    Tags: Lean Manufacturing, The Lean Startup, 5s methodology, lean, lean tools, shmula blog

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  • 8 Six Sigma and Lean Tools to Improve Your Business

      Lately, Six Sigma and Lean have become key buzzwords for progressive organizations that seek to improve their efficiency. Six Sigma denotes a methodology used in business management that makes use of a scientific approach to measure quality while reducing defects and variations. On its pa...

    Tags: Business, 5 Whys, 5S, a3 reports, control charts, dmaic, kanban, lean, lean tools, methodologies, Standard Work, value stream mapping

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  • The Best of Shmula

    We are proud provide you a recap of five of our most recent blogs for your enjoyment and reference. Please do not forget to dive into the archives from time to time and catch up on reading you may have missed! Using Regression Analysis to Improve Cause and Effect Analysis Understanding the Chang...

    Tags: Business, Corporate Turnaround, Customer Experience, General, Innovation, Leadership, Operations Management, lean, lean manufacturing, lean tools, manufacturing, quality, quality improvement, shmula, six sigma

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