What is Lean?. Lean is a business system that focuses on doing only those things that add value to the customer, creating continuous one piece flow, and placing a high value on developing people at all levels of the organization.
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Lean is a business system that focuses on doing only those things that add value to the customer, creating continuous one piece flow, and placing a high value on developing people at all levels of the organization.
Lean Six Sigma
Total Quality Management
Toyota Production System
Theory of Constraints
Increase Speed & Response
Waste is anything that the customer is not willing to pay for.
Necessary Waste - Customer does not want to pay for but is willing to pay for – does not add value to the product
Un-necessary Waste – Does not transform the product – we want to get rid of this waste
Small Batch Single Piece Flow
Quality and Continuous Improvement
Total Productive Maintenance
Manufactured Good Recovery
(Single Minute Exchange of Die)
Increases capacity by
creating more available
Make small batches and changeover quickly or single piece flow from pone process to the next.
Value Stream Thinking
( From dirt to shelf )
Takt Time =
available production time per day
customer demand per day
This is the customer demand for your product or service… the pace at which you must produce.
Value Stream Mapping Workshop, Rother and Shook, p. 71, 2002
Value Stream Mapping Workshop, Rother and Shook, p. 72, 2002
Advanced Statistical Methods
(TQM, Six Sigma)
W. Edwards Deming, Motorola
Zero Quality Control – Quality at the source
Design of Experimentation (DOE)
Pull vs. Push
(Supermarket – Kanban)
(Level loading – Heijunka)