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In the words of Daniel T Jones, Chairman, Lean Enterprise Academy – Lean is a people-centric system for learning that acts as an alternative to traditional management and financial capitalism. It represents the best strategy a company can adopt to meet the needs of the future.
“What became apparent, however, is that simply implementing the tools – or blindly trying to copy Toyota – misses the point completely, and quickly runs into the sand.
…there is more to it than just boards and 5s. Indeed, lean success depends on how these tools are used and on how we learn to change the way we think about working together through using them.”
The Lean Concept
“Lean production is a superior way for humans to make things. It provides better products in wider variety at lower cost. Equally important, it provides more challenging and fulfilling work for employees at every level, from the factory to headquarters.“
Idea is to be focused on the importance of getting things right the first time rather than spending a lot of time checking afterward
The Change in Lean Approach
They found the system rife with muda — a Japanese term that encompasses wasted effort, wasted material and wasted time
“Lean production: Its genius was to shift the focus of manufacturing from economies of scale to “economies of time.”
Principles of Lean
The first was by making every employee a quality checker, responsible for spotting errors as they happen and correcting them immediately. Toyota gave workers the right to stop the production line as soon as they saw errors.
Second was – started making components “just in time,” with parts arriving just as they were needed on the production line.
The third way to save time was “demand pull.“ Kanban
The 5S of Lean
- Sort – Clear out rarely used items
- Straighten – Organize and label a place for everything
- Shine – Clean
- Standardize – Create rules to sustain the first 3 S’s
- Sustain – Use regular management audits to stay disciplined
PACE: Productivity Advancement & Collaborative Execution
Simple, Slim, Fast & Flexible in harmony with the People
Connecting the top floor to the shop floor
Planned and unplanned activities / risks are known immediately across the organizational hierarchy