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.
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.
Visual management boards provide your team with a means to display and easily communicate the status of key production metrics. The aim is to have a visual display that is well thought out, relevant and simple for your team to use.
There is nothing more exciting than gathering a group of people together to discuss improvement ideas, especially in a company that is maturing through the Lean Journey and team engagement is spreading. One of the challenges often faced by TXM clients early on is how we decide on the “right” improvement ideas to focus on? We have found using a PICK chart is a great way to encourage team discussion and provide timely feedback.
Robert Chittenden, TXM senior consultant, represented TXM at the 2016 Lean Transformation Summit, held in Las Vegas, USA March 17 – 18 2016, along with over 650 Lean enthusiasts from companies around the globe.
TXM Director, Tim McLean was recently interviewed by renowned international podcast host, Chris Burnham about his personal Lean journey, his advice to Lean practitioners starting out on their career journey and his book, “Grow Your Factory Grow Your Profits: Lean for Small and Medium Sized Manufacturing Enterprises”.