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Unexpected Benefits of Value Stream Mapping

Published: September 30, 2013
Value Stream Mapping is more than just creating a pretty, colourful picture or cool printouts to cover your War Room walls - there are several benefits that we find each time we get a cross functional team together. These unexpected benefits occur regardless of the type of industry or level of the organisation that we are working with. Here we will discuss the three unexpected benefits of creating a value stream map. ... Read more

Parts Quantity Analysis

Published: September 23, 2013
If you are serious about your lean journey, you will need to jump into a Parts Quantity Analysis (PQA), also referred to as a Product Routing Matrix. This is often a huge undertaking, regardless of the type of MRP or ERP system you are running. There are times when it just has to be completed and there is no easy way to do it to get reliable results that we are confident we can make good assumptions with. ... Read more

Making My Workplace More Visual

Published: September 14, 2013
Making our work flows and daily metrics visible is a key to implementing lean and getting our team involved. We want to make our workplace more visual so it is easy to see how we are going. It also highlights problems or errors so they are easy to detect; once we discover problems we can take steps to fix them. If we can't fix it ourselves, we need to signal for help. ... Read more

More TXM Lean Glossary

Published: August 30, 2013
This weeks Lean Glossary talks about the importance of having good systems when implementing ANDON and KANBAN into your production system. Both of these term are deceptively simple yet if the correct behaviour isn't here to support them, they will do little good in Production. ... Read more