In Lean Transformations, Thijs Panneman describes the crucial steps of different lean tools, so that they di
In his book, Leading With Lean, Philip Holt describes the role of leaders in any organization in transformin
In his book Lean Audit, Joerg Muenzing describes how an effective Lean Audit can help assess the maturity of
In his book Design For Operational Excellence (Duggan, 2012), Kevin J.
In their book The Toyota Way to Lean Leadership, Jeffrey Liker and Gary Convis describe 4 stages of Leadersh
In ‘the Lean Start-Up’, Eric Ries describes the challenges of starting a new business, and how the lean philosophy ca
In his book, creating a Lean R&D system, Terence Barnhart describes how the lean philosophy can be trans
The A3 is a tool that is used within Toyota as management tool (Shook, 2008).
In his book Hoshin Kanri for the lean enterprise, Thomas Jackson describes Toyota´s model for Policy deployment: hosh
Improving your processes by implementing lean tools is always a nice idea, but in the end it should also benefit the
In the Toyota Production Development System, James M. Morgan and Jeffrey K.
The sixth building in the fortress of change is the MON
In his book Office Kaizen, William Lareau describes a lean model which helps eliminating waste in an office
Value Stream Mapping (VSM) is one of the most important lean tools, used to improve the flow of materials and informa
Next to improving the flow of goods and services in a value stream, Lean also focusses on improving the flow of probl
A Lean organization is driven by its standards.
Lean distinguishes itself form other methods by focusing mainly on time.
Yamazumi (also known as Balance sheets) is a tool, which’s name could be translated into ´stacking mountain´.
The supermarket is one of the three pull strategies that can be implemented as connection bet
Kanban is a Japanese term that can be translated into ´Visual signal´ and is used to visualize production and transpo
Creating Mixed model Value Streams, by Kevin J.
One-piece flow means products flow form workstation to workstation without waiting and is therefore the most desirabl
A Pull process is a process in which a workstation starts to work on his next order only when there is a fre
Lean is a culture, a way of thinking, and includes principles and tool that can be applied everywhere: at home, in pr
The lean strategy focusses on creating flow of products and services in
This video explains in 7,5 Minutes how a Performance Management system should work.
Heijunka is a Japanese Tool, which is used to balance production.
A motivating example of Lean principles, applied in the Non-Profit sector:
This video explains how the ´5x why´ is used to prevent further decay of the Jefferson Memorial.
A short introduction video which explains four Lean Principles: Pull, One-Piece-Flow, Takt and Zero-defects:
The SIPOC is a visual rendering of Deming´s System Model (Scholtes, 1998), a Model that is used to visualize the comp
Muri, or overburden, means that operators or machines are pushed through their natural limits, which leads to problem
The University of Improvement Skills is the fourth building in the Fortress of C
The Toyota Production System is a system built around minimizing three factors influencing a process:
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