27 Jul 2020

Kaizen Event Roles

2021-04-22T09:30:02-04:00July 27th, 2020|Categories: Lean Manufacturing|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Kaizen events are team efforts requiring participants to perform certain roles. Thus, a key part of kaizen event planning is assigning roles for the kaizen event. In this article we introduce a a few common key kaizen event roles and requirements necessary to ensure a successful kaizen event.

6 Apr 2020

5S Sorting and Red Tagging

2021-09-14T10:14:03-04:00April 6th, 2020|Categories: Lean Manufacturing|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Sorting is a powerful part of the lean 5S process. Sorting is also one of the most misunderstood of the 5S steps. Sorting empowers continuous improvement by eliminating items from work areas lacking use or value. Sorting can improve safety, workflow, and throughput.

9 Mar 2020

10 Commandments of Lean

2020-04-15T22:21:11-04:00March 9th, 2020|Categories: Lean Manufacturing|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The tools of lean, six sigma and other improvement methodologies are vital for continuous improvement. However, if you can’t inspire, motivate, and lead others, then it’s useless to be excellent at value stream mapping or design of experiments. Follow these 10 commandments of lean to keep your team aligned and on your lean journey.