This Lean Minute focuses is on lean visual controls in the office, with a particular focus on how the work flows.The challenge is to achieve the customer satisfaction that is desired by the business leaders. In the office this is often to ensure that the work flow is visual.
Embedding PDCA thinking into our visual management systems, particularly the Check and Act mindset, helps us to be more effective across many aspects of our business, through continuous improvement. Here we look at examples of visual management against PDCA thinking.
The Cynefin Framework offers decision-makers a way to view a situation or problem. The model helps categorise the situation and assists in setting out how we can approach these different situations, and how to solve them.
The decision about what products to sell and what products not to sell is one of the most important marketing decision that most manufacturing and distribution businesses will make. Unfortunately, in many cases, Tim McLean find that businesses have no formal process for product management. This inevitably leads to excessive stock, write offs, losses and poor on time delivery performance.
TXM Managing Director, Tim McLean’s new book, On Time, In Full: Achieving Perfect Delivery with Lean Thinking in Purchasing, Supply Chain and Production Planning is due to be released by leading publishers Productivity Press during April 2017. You can Pre-order it now