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Lean Implementation Planning

Published: March 7, 2014
Once the Lean direction and vision is set, the commitment has been communicated across the company and the deployment policy has been outlined across all level, we are now ready to put an actionable plan in place to implement lean across the organisation. ... Read more

The art of Policy Deployment – Hoshin Kanri

Published: February 28, 2014
Hoshin Kanri, or policy deployment, is one of the most important foundation elements for implementing the lean methodologies across a company. Today we will look at what the definition of Hoshin Kanri and provide a practical approach to getting you started. The aim of Hoshin Kanri, or policy deployment is to design company policies, organizational structure & business systems to autonomously sustain lean practices. ... Read more

Committing to Lean Manufacturing

Published: February 21, 2014
The past couple of months has seen a major shift in manufacturing within Australia and while this comes with deep loss there is will also opportunity. ... Read more

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