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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

7 Flows to Consider with your Factory Layout

Published: November 7, 2014
Whether you are moving into a new factory, changing the layout of your current facility to improve workflow or making room for a new piece of equipment, your team must consider the 7 flows during the factory layout design. ... Read more

Lean Daily Leadership Process – Which elements do YOU need?

Published: October 31, 2014
TXMs Lean Daily Leadership Process brings together our practical approach to the Lean elements of visual management and standard work to provide our leaders with the daily management system to let them shine as leaders. We specialise in tailoring the TXM Lean Daily Leadership Process to suit your business. The three key elements that provide the foundation for the TXM Lean Daily Leadership Process are making it visual, setting expectations through setting standards and encouraging teamwork through daily meetings. ... Read more