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Learn how creating flow in your business is like creating good traffic flow. When the flow stops it shows that something non-standard has happened and prompts you to solve problems. Learn why flow is so important in Lean Production.
Lean manufacturing was developed originally for assembly lines in the automotive industry. It certainly works well in mass production, however what about a jobbing shop? How do you make Lean work in a jobbing shop? Our latest lean minute video … Read more
Does quality inspection add value to your product? The answer is "NO", all inspection is waste and as such should be eliminated. But how do you reduce or eliminate inspection and at the same time improve the quality of the product your customers receive. This Lean Minute Video will show you how to get started on reducing inspection.
Lean manufacturing aims for level production, where the throughput of each process step is balanced to match the rate of customer demand or takt time. Level production enables businesses to dramatically reduce lead times and work in progress and increase productivity. In this lean minute video, Tim McLean explains how to balance processes and achieve level production in a machine shop.
As leaders in a manufacturing business we need to be careful about the messages we send. When we put too much emphasis on "keeping machines running" we can inadvertently drive a culture of overproduction where we run our machines to make product we don't really need and fill our workshops with work in progress, extending our lead times.
A game of football would be pretty meaningless if no-one recorded the score. The same applies in business. In this TXM Lean Minute, TXM Senior Consultant, Roger Crothers explains how to develop effective visual metrics for your business.
Fundamental to Lean Thinking is the concept of value and waste. This simple video explains the concepts so you can start looking for waste in your business
What gets measured gets done. Human behaviour is that the things we measure in business are often the things that get the most improvement focus. So how do you choose the right lean metrics and ensure that everyone is focused on improving them. This Lean Minute Video explains how.
Lean sales is about applying Lean thinking directly to improve the value that customers get from your product or service. This lean minute video explains how a Lean Sales approach can deliver significant benefits to your business and your customers.
As leaders we determine the culture of the organisations we lead.This is especially the case when it comes to quality. This Lean minute video explains with a simple example. If you want to create a Lean quality culture in your business then you need to send a consistent message that sending defective product to the customer is never acceptable.