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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.
TXM Lean Minute – How to Design Effective Visual Management Boards to Drive Improved Business Performance
If takt time is the heart of lean production, visual management represents the nervous system in lean management. Visual management is an indispensable tool when we implement Lean. It helps the other lean tools become more powerful by making their impact on the business visual. In this Lean Minute video, TXM China Consulting Director, Justin Tao, explains how to design and effective Visual Management Board.
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
Displaying your current state value stream map near to the place where the work is done can unearth ideas and opportunities. Anthony Clyne explains in this TXM Lean Minute video how displaying your value stream map near where the work is actually done can lead to a better result for your business.
Why do some small and medium sized manufacturers grow in to big businesses, while most stay small? Lean author Tim Mclean shares insights from his book "Grow your Factory, Grow Your Profits" about what holds back so many small and medium sized businesses and how Lean can be the key to unlocking their growth potential.
Daily problem solving is at the heart of continuous improvement. We often find companies struggling by making problem solving harder than it needs to be. In this Lean Minute video Michelle Brown explains the importance of defining the problem and breaking it down in to smaller clearly defined elements that we can address one by one.
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.
Achieving level production is a key objective of a Lean production system. Level production occurs when each process step works in unison at a constant rate of production equal to rate of customer demand or takt time. But how do you achieve level production? In our latest Lean Minute video TXM Senior Consultant, Greg Boek provides five simple steps to get you there.
Many businesses have found that having quick daily stand up meetings around a visual management board is an excellent way to engage shop floor teams in improving business performance. In this Lean Minute video, Michelle Brown explains how daily "stand up" meetings and visual management boards can be just as valuable for office teams as they are in the factory, warehouse or workshop.
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.