24 Aug 2020

Lean Accounting Introduction

2021-09-16T10:48:48-04:00August 24th, 2020|Categories: Lean Learning, Lean Manufacturing|Tags: , , , , , , |

Many organizations find early in their lean journey that their accounting approach does not mesh well with lean thinking. While lean can help a company become far more effective and efficient by reducing waste, we should be able to account for those improvements. However, common accounting practices often fail to adequately measure lean improvements. An alternative, lean accounting approach is…

17 Aug 2020

Kaizen Post Event Weeks

2021-04-22T09:27:53-04:00August 17th, 2020|Categories: Lean Manufacturing|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

A common misconception is that the kaizen event ends with the actual event. Many find it a surprise that there are post-event activities following a kaizen event that is necessary to ensure the kaizen event’s success. In fact, the two to three weeks following the event week are designated for post-event activities meant to serve that exact purpose.

10 Aug 2020

Kaizen Event Week

2021-04-22T09:27:04-04:00August 10th, 2020|Categories: Lean Manufacturing|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Facilitating a successful kaizen event requires a sound plan and reasonable expectations. That way we can keep our team on task and be ready to recognize and address challenges as they arise. To assist in these efforts, the following is a recommended schedule for ensuring kaizen event week success.

18 May 2020

5S Action Guide

2021-09-14T10:13:17-04:00May 18th, 2020|Categories: Lean Manufacturing|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

It’s important to remember that 5S applies to anyone regardless of profession or industry. If applied properly, 5S will help you in many different aspects. A 5S action guide will help you track everything you plant to improve in your workplace. From beginning to end, this will help you stay on track with your plans and actions you have taken and ensure 5S success.

11 May 2020

5S Skills Matrix

2021-09-15T08:25:59-04:00May 11th, 2020|Categories: Lean Manufacturing|Tags: , , , , , |

The 2 key pillars of any lean enterprise are continuous improvement and respect for people. Knowing and improving your team’s skillsets help your company to overcome the many future challenges of the changing business landscape.