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Continuous Improvement

A3 for Lean Implementation

A3 for Lean Implementation

A3 image via Reliableplant.com Today, I was looking for a decent A3 problem-solving template for an engineering friend who was planning on implementing a lean program for his company, and I came across a helpful article on ReliablePlant.com by Larry Rubrick and a cool A3 powerpoint presentation at PowerShow.com (don’t hit download, just hit play).

Would A Flare Be a Bad Kanban in Starbucks?

Would A Flare Be a Bad Kanban in Starbucks?

Ron Pereira wrote about the coffee lid dispenser he encountered in the San Francisco airport Starbucks in his article “Improving Point of Use Lid Storage at Starbucks” on LSS Academy. A typical customer at Starbucks probably just goes and grabs a lid out of the dispenser, and goes about their merry business, but not someone

Does Lean Mean “Easy and Simple”?

Does Lean Mean “Easy and Simple”?

Mark Hamel’s Gemba Tales blog is one website to which I continually return.  Hamel is an accomplished fellow, and that comes through in his writing.  Without sounding haughty or pompous, Hamel can throw real-world examples into his posts, and the reader will come away with something they didn’t know before. So, when he was writing

An Overview on Kanban Systems

An Overview on Kanban Systems

Kanban is an inventory and replenishment system that assists in determining what, when, and how much to produce. It is a scheduling system that maintains inventory levels used in lean manufacturing or Just-In-Time (JIT) production. When material is consumed, a signal is sent to produce and deliver another shipment. It is a ‘pull’ system of

An Overview on Kaizen Techniques

An Overview on Kaizen Techniques

Kaizen refers to betterment and continuous improvement in any area of process like manufacturing, business, nursing, management, etc. There are two elements of Kaizen: improvement and continuity. Successful implementation of this technique requires the contribution of all the workers in an organization. Every member has to be the asset of the organization. The use of