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We’ve implemented Kanban and STILL have shortages – HELP!

Published: December 5, 2014
Congratulation on implementing your kanban system! After some time, cracking in your kanban system may begin to appear and you may hear “We’ve implemented Kanban and STILL have shortages!” As with every business system, the straying towards entropy is inevitable and it is the audits and checklists that keep the systems in check. Let’s look at what can go wrong with our kanban system and what we can do about it! ... Read more

What Tasks to Add to a Red Green Task Board?

Published: November 24, 2014
We have previously talked about the benefits of using a Red-green task board (also known as a Kamishibai board or tee-card board) in our Lean Minute as well as their use in Total Preventative Maintenance (TPM) and to sustain good housekeeping and 5S. Here we will look at how do we determine what tasks to add to the red green task board. ... Read more
Daily Colour Codes

Case Study – Managing Lean Office Processes with Colour Coding

Published: October 19, 2014
We know how important visual management and colour coding are in our Lean Enterprise. Once implemented, it allows our team to easily identify what action to take next. Today we will step through a case study where a TXM Lean consultant implemented a simple colour coding system with huge success. ... Read more
Creating a true A3 Plan

Creating an A3 Implementation Plan That Works

Published: September 12, 2014
Creating an A3 Plan with your team to implement your Lean journey actions is an important step in Lean Deployment. Senior TXM Lean Consultant Michelle Brown talks us through an effective approach, based on the Value Stream approach. ... Read more