One of the main lean activities to introduce in our daily work is the Gemba walk through, an attitude to know more about the place of action, where the work is carried out.
The concept of capability refers to the width of the Gauss’ Bell that characterizes it. In a capacity study, the width of the normal distribution obtained (what we call the Process Voice) is compared with the limits of tolerances (the Voice of the Client).
The activity that adds value in an assembly line is the assembly by itself so, a critical point is not to stop the line.
What is Lean Thinking? Lean Manufacturing, Lean Startup may come to mind… but these are just examples of Lean interpretations depending on the field in which it is applied.
The Six Sigma methodology is a highly qualified, efficient and effective form of business management.
In the context of process improvement, Lean and Six Sigma are two methodologies that can work together, since they have some points in common.
Continuous improvement has difficult beginnings, overcoming resistance to change is a key challenge for organizations that embark on improving their processes.
8D is a Systematic methodology to identify, correct and eliminate problems. 8D means 8 Disciplines (8 steps + Discipline = 8D), which allows developing competitive advantages by quickly and effectively solving problems.
“There are no big problems – there are just a lot of little problems.” By Henry Ford.
“The Toyota production system has been built on the practice and evolution of this scientific approach. By asking and answering ‘why’ five times, we can get to the real cause of the problem, which is often hidden behind more obvious symptoms.”
“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time”. Thomas Edison
“Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.” Benjamin Franklin.
“If you always do what you always did, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.”
Learn more about Kaizen and its purpose.
The essence of the 13th Principle is about making decisions slowly so as when implementing new projects the mistakes are minimum.
“Respect your extended network of partners and suppliers by challenging them and helping them improve.”
Genchi Genbutsu Japanese word literally means “Go and See by yourself” and it is a key management principle of the TPS (Toyota Production System).
Genba (or Gemba) is a Japanese term meaning “the current place”.