TXM E-News November 2014 – Practical 5S – Lean Quality – Flows in Factory Layout – Tasks Boards
Welcome to the TXM Newsletter for November 2014
We hope you are enjoying the Spring weather and using a Practical 5S approach for all of your “Spring Cleaning”. One of this months videos on Practical 5S offers a chance to refresh your Practical 5S knowledge – share it with your team to ensure your “End-of-Year Clean-up” is supporting your housekeeping efforts!
5S is the most well known Lean technique and is one of the essential foundations of a successful production system. This TXM Lean Methodology video explains how the TXM Practical 5S approach delivers sustainable results by placing accountability with your front line teams.
As leaders we determine the culture of the organisations we lead. This is especially the case when it comes to quality. This Lean minute video explains with a simple example. If you want to create a Lean quality culture in your business then you need to send a consistent message that sending defective product to the customer is never acceptable.
Whether you are moving into a new factory, changing the layout of your current facility to improve workflow or making room for a new piece of equipment, your team must consider the 7 flows during the factory layout design.
We have previously talked about the benefits of using a Red-green task board (also known as a Kamishibai board or tee-card board) in our Lean Minute as well as their use in Total Preventative Maintenance (TPM) and to sustain good housekeeping and 5S. Here we will look at how do we determine what tasks to add to the red green task board.
Following our highly successful participation in the Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME) Conference in the USA this month TXM will be a major sponsor and active participants in the AME Australia conferences in Perth and Melbourne on 23-27 February 2015.
AME USA Conference 2014 was a great chance to learn more about lean and network with a diverse range of leaders of small and medium sized manufacturers across North America. Download the TXM Conference presentation here.