5S is a great business tool in so many ways. By creating standard workstations your team can make their life easier and increase their productivity. It will also save you real money in lost tools and partly used materials. Learn about standard workstations from our latest Lean Minute video
As leaders in a manufacturing business we need to be careful about the messages we send. When we put too much emphasis on “keeping machines running” we can inadvertently drive a culture of overproduction where we run our machines to make product we don’t really need and fill our workshops with work in progress, extending our lead times.
Increasingly it seems that the assumption built in to most of our lives is that we can trust pretty much no-one. Almost every transaction we do is wrapped in passwords and privacy checks on the assumption that we are all potential hackers and identity thieves. In Lean Thinking, we typically define waste as an activity that does not add value to the customer. Mistrust is a great source of non-value added waste
We know that communicating business performance to staff through visual management boards can and does help employee engagement and drive daily improvement in many businesses. So what are the secrets to success to visual management? Here are five simple tips from our experience to help you avoid the pitfalls and get the best out of Visual Management Boards
John Pollaers, the Chairman of the Australian Advanced Manufacturing Council will be the keynote speaker for the Best Practice Network Operational Excellence National Summit on 3 December at the Melbourne Airport Park Royal Hotel.
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