Lean Opinion

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.

Lean Factory

Establishing Lean Factory That Works: Top Tips to Consider

Lean is a philosophy and system that can be applied to a variety of workplaces or processes. The main goal of lean is to do away with any waste wherever they can be found within your business. Fortunately, the lean system and all of their benefits can be applied to factories. The question now is, how does a business establish a lean factory that works? Let’s go over several top tips that businesses consider when applying lean to factories.

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Lean Logistics

How Can Lean Logistics Benefit Your Business

People think that terms like, “Lean”, “Lean Manufacturing”, and “Lean Logistics” all mean the same thing. While they pull from the same philosophy from Japan years ago, there are some differences to them. When people just say Lean, it refers to a general plan of attack that can be applied to any process or any business with the goal of eliminating waste. When the term “Logistics” is added, it adds a whole new complexity to how the Lean methodology is used. It then focuses the Lean principles to a different more complex set of operations.

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Lean Manufacturing Training Materials

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 ...

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Shingo Guiding Principles

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 ...

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3 Reasons Why Jidoka is not an Important Lean Tool Anymore

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 More

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Kaizen Musings — Defective Provision Processes

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 ...

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Lean Healthcare : Implementing a Hospital Lean Management System

Lean is slowly catching on in healthcare because of the immense benefits that could be gained in quality, cost and delivery.

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Kaizen Musings — Why Is There So Much Stress At Work

Why is there so much stress at work? Work related stress can be overcome through simple habits.

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Benefits of Total Productive Maintenance

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 More

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The Lean Transformation of Tesla and Elon Musk

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 More

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