TXM E-News March 2014 – Lean Food Industry Case Study – Kamishibai Video – Hoshin Kanri – Lean and HR- New Lean Case Studies
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Ferguson Plarre is a major industrial bakery supplying quality cakes and pastries fresh daily to a chain of over 50 retail stores. Ferguson Plarre is a great example of application of Lean Manufacturing in the Food Industry. In this video, TXM Managing Director, Tim McLean interviews Ferguson Plarre Director, Michael Plarre, about his Lean Journey and the benefits he and his business have gained, especially through their use of 5S and Leader Standard Work.
The challenge with 5S is sustaining the improvement. A big part of sustaining is making sure that people do their routine cleaning and maintenance tasks every day. In this Lean Minute, TXM Consulting Director Anthony Clyne talks about Red-Green Task Boards (also known as a Kamishibai Boards). This is a great visual tool to help make sure that the every day tasks in your workplace get done.
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.
A key element for the lean way is Organisational and Human Resources factors inside our company. How a business is structured, how we train our people and how we work together will be a strong influence for the outcomes of implementing the actions for a lean enterprise.
TXM is proud to be part of the 2014 Leadership for Manufacturing Excellence Program to be run by the Australian Industry Defense Network Victoria (AIDN-Vic). The program is aimed at current senior management and developing business leaders; assisting participants to develop a comprehensive skill set across strategic, tactical and operational competencies. .
Real life case studies are often the best way to understand how Lean can apply to your business. TXM has recently added new Case Studies to our Website. Learn about how lean can work in Beverage Industry from our Juicy Isle Case Study. Find out the benefits of Lean Plant Layout in our Roband Case Study and learn about a lean transformation in advanced manufacturing in our MacNaught Case Study.
Lean Enterprise is a management system that attracts a lot of jargon, especially Japanese Jargon. To help people cut through this jargon, TXM have established a Lean Glossary. To create this glossary we included our own definitions, but also put the request out to our network on the Lean Thinking group in LinkedIn. This has resulted in a set of straightforward and concise defnitiions that will help you understand what the Lean Gurus are talking about! Our thanks go to the LinkedIn contributors who are listed below each definition.