We, in Lean Factories, finds it valuable to express our opinions and our own insights on matters that touch on Lean Manufacturing.
Below are some of our inputs that we would like to share and we hope that we can get your opinions too. When it comes to Lean, your opinions matter.
Using Lean principles in manufacturing is a great way to improve the quality of a product and service. Moreover, if used correctly, it will definitely improve a company’s financial performance overall. If you are in the manufacturing industry, manage a manufacturing industry, teach employees ...Read More
For people who are handling businesses and processes, there is a misplaced focus on tools. The belief is that the right tool will solve most, if not all problems. However, another belief states that the tools are not the endgame. They aren’t even the starting point. Enter the Shingo Guiding ...Read More
Jidoka Basically, Jidoka is a Japanese word that means giving machines human intelligence — this helps in building in quality into products. Stopping to fix problems is and developing countermeasures ultimately leads to better productivity in the long run. But Jidoka is not only about machines that can stop themselves. In line with the TPS philosophy, Jidoka is also about ... Read MoreRead More
Companies fail at lean provision because they still use mass production methods. Satisfying customer demand may look easy -- especially with today's technological advancements. The truth is that providing what the customer wants is not easy. This is because the whole process is ...Read More
Lean is slowly catching on in healthcare because of the immense benefits that could be gained in quality, cost and delivery.Read More
Why is there so much stress at work? Work related stress can be overcome through simple habits.Read More
Benefits of Implementing Total Productive Maintenance Why do we practice Total Productive Maintenance? The simple answer is that we want our critical machines to be in a good working condition at all times. When this happens, we are able to satisfy customer demand. Total Productive Maintenance improves flow within the value chain through elimination of downtime caused by machine breakdowns. ... Read MoreRead More
Tesla aims at mass producing electric cars and make them as ubiquitous as gasoline powered cars. To do that, they have to produce affordable cars and meet the huge demand the promise of pollution-free transportation is generating in the market. The launch of the mass market Tesla Model 3 has been dogged by production problems with the number of unfulfilled ... Read MoreRead More