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.
Standard work is an integral part of lean manufacturing. The goal of standardising the work is to reduce the variability in a process by documenting and training operators in the best way to perform that process, while achieving the required outcomes in Quality, Safety, Delivery and Cost. Standard work is the least-used tool in lean, but arguably the most powerful one. Once Standard Work is in place, it becomes the baseline for all future improvements.
It is possible to build a Quality Mindset into everything we do. We need to consider the fundamental points of customer requirements, understand what a quality approach means to our business, map our processes, utilising the available tools and committing to fixing our quality as soon as an error is found.
TXM will feature as an exhibitor at the Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (APPEA) Oil & Gas Conference & Exhibition in Brisbane on 5 – 8 June 2016. Customer’s of TXM who wish to access a free exhibition day pass, courtesy of TXM, should contact us. As you know, we’re always here to help.
The past two weeks have seen TXM Directors Tim McLean and Anthony Clyne travelling across the United Kingdom from Perth in Scotland to St Austell in Cornwall to successfully launch TXM’s latest business venture.
The Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) 18 Conference and Exhibition in Perth carried two resounding themes. The LNG industry needs to improve the level and quality of collaboration, and the industry needs to dramatically improve its productivity.