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Conducting Audits to Sustain Lean

Published: February 11, 2014
In the last two articles have discussed the importance of sustaining and implementing a Lean Production system has well as documenting expectations to sustain these new systems. This article will focus on simple methods to conduct reviews audits to ensure our new Lean processes are sustained. ... Read more

TXM Lean Glossary – Part 4

Published: December 6, 2013
This week we look at the subject of inventory and how we can define it from a Lean perspective. Inventory can be defined as Materials or Information packages spread across a value stream between processing steps. Inventories are usually categorised by position in the value stream and by purpose. From this position and purpose we end up with a few generally used terms to describe the different types of inventory found within the manufacturing process. ... Read more

Part 3 – TXM Lean Glossary

Published: October 4, 2013
This week we continue expanding our common understanding of the next set of Lean terms for Kanban, Continuous flow and Just in Time. ... Read more