Why You’re Still A Lean Student – Using Lean Practice Routines to Avoid Common Growth Stunting

Why You’re Still A Lean Student – Using Lean Practice Routines to Avoid Common Growth Stunting

Linked Discussion Takes Aim at Common Issues with Lean Lean is, without a doubt, a stellar set of strategies and techniques for managing and, more importantly, improving the productions and efficiency of any given workplace. With a number of tools at one’s disposal, a Lean practitioner can, in theory, quickly transform a struggling operation into

Lean Six Sigma Project Closure – A Guide To Seeing Efficiency Improvement Through to the End

Lean Six Sigma Project Closure – A Guide To Seeing Efficiency Improvement Through to the End

Completing Six Sigma Projects Lean six sigma strategies and principles have dominated the industrial workplace for roughly half a century, and for good reason. To put it simply: Lean works, and Lean “blackbelts” or experts improve the flow and efficiency of (primarily but not exclusively) production-based businesses using tools that are time-proven in their effectiveness.

5 Tips for Reducing Downtime

5 Tips for Reducing Downtime

How to Reduce Downtime in Your Facility When managing any facility, one of the biggest problems you need to overcome is downtime. Whether it is a full work stoppage where nothing is getting done, or just one machine that isn’t working properly, downtime can cause a wide range of different problems throughout the facility. Of

Top 6 Losses in OEE

Top 6 Losses in OEE

OEE and Understanding the Most Common Areas of Loss Tracking your facility’s productivity is an important way to keep up to date on how efficient your business is operating, and how to make improvements. The OEE standard helps manufacturing companies keep track of how things are going, and identify where they are experiencing excessive downtime

What is Lean Management?

What is Lean Management?

Lean Management – A Guide To Starting Out Right Much like anything over-used and spread before those singing praises have done a lot of research, Lean is a concept that sometimes, despite the best of intentions, misses its mark. Lean principles aren’t particularly tricky, but with many offshoots and brands of the ideology, it can

Lean Six Sigma – The 3 Most Important Tools for Beginners

Lean Six Sigma – The 3 Most Important Tools for Beginners

A Discussion About Methods and Tools That Are The Most Useful In Lean Six Sigma Lean Six Sigma has absolutely revolutionized the way workplaces and production facilities alike are managed and laid out. Since the mid 20th century, transformations toward making businesses more efficient and less wasteful – measured in time, money, and more –

3 Ways To Use a Staging Area In Your Business

3 Ways To Use a Staging Area In Your Business

In production facilities, the term “staging area” can have many different meanings specific to many different tasks. These may range from simple loading areas to complex intake and outtake centers of a business. Let’s take a look at a few of the ways that a staging area can be used: 1. Pre-Shipping Area Often, a