Between 1948 and 1975 Toyota developed a system using Ford’s Assembly line ideas to fine tune a production line that cut back on a number of waste matters. These were: Waste of waiting Overproduction waste Waste of unnecessary transport Additional stock waste...read more
When you hear the phrase Lean Management, which industry do you instantly think of? Manufacturing, Car industry, Electronics industry? How about in fast food, or Charity Food Banks. Lean management production systems are adaptable to a number of industries, from...read more
When everybody, from top management to part-time workers are on board with adopting ISO 45001 – Occupational Health and Safety Standard – there are certain steps needed before the business can be certified. Starting with running a gap analysis on the current state of...read more
12th March 2018 sees the introduction of ISO 45001, a management standard that is a global standard for organizations to adopt to reduce the health and safety risks within the workplace and associated with the tasks workers are required to partake in. ISO 45001 has...read more
Understanding how One Piece Flow works is excellent, however implementing it is the hard part and takes effort from everyone involved. There is no official go-to guide on how to apply the concept as it is such a wide-ranging one however, there are some requirements...read more
Although multi-tasking, or even batching tasks, can seem efficient and time-saving the actual opposite is true. Taking the time to focus on one piece of work at a time can speed up operations, particularly manufacturing, by 96%. The way this is done is simple. By...read more
Corrective Action and Preventive Action is a system to collect and analyze information regarding non-conformances in process. Identifying and investigating problems before putting in to place a corrective plan for the current problems, and a preventive plan for future...read more
There are 5 basic steps to becoming ISO 9001 certified and each step has their own difficulties. Every organization that wishes to be certified is required to first prepare themselves by understanding all aspects of ISO 9001. Knowledge of the differences between the...read more
Process mapping is an analytic tool for capturing the operation of an organization and create a visual map of the processes involved, the flow of information and deliverables. Its main goal is to create an efficient map that shows what is and is not working,...read more
In 2009 Ram Nidumolu, CK Prahalad and MR Rangaswami wrote an article in the Harvard Business Review declared sustainability to be the ‘key driver of innovation’ summarizing research of 30 large corporation in one key statement: "Our research shows that sustainability...read more
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