How To Effectively Identify Waste Factors

How To Effectively Identify Waste Factors

Whether your company is already engaged in lean manufacturing or wanting to reduce the onset of waste in general, managers need to be able to clearly identify the different types of waste and how to handle them. Waste is a by-product of the manufacturing process, not...
TWI – Training Within Industry

TWI – Training Within Industry

When implementing new lean processes within a business it is essential that the supervisors understand those processes and how to implement them with as little disruption as possible. Supervisors include anyone with in a role that guides or supervisors not just those...
The Importance of Relevant Data In Value Stream Mapping

The Importance of Relevant Data In Value Stream Mapping

Every business needs to make changes to its processes at regular intervals in order to continue to run smoothly, take advantage of new equipment, software, processes, or practices. Lean management is a method of management that is beneficial in many industries, so...
Value Stream Mapping Best Practices Discussion

Value Stream Mapping Best Practices Discussion

What are some Value Stream Mapping Best Practices? Value Stream Mapping is a suitable process for a variety of industries from manufacturing through to professional services. Any industry that needs to understand, visualize and analyze the process of providing a...
Value Stream Mapping – A Quick Tutorial

Value Stream Mapping – A Quick Tutorial

What is Value Stream Mapping? Value Stream Mapping is a lean management method – an approach to analyzing the processes from an idea through to the product/service being delivered to the customer (the process chain). The creation of a stream map can allow...
Value Stream Mapping – a Primer

Value Stream Mapping – a Primer

Value Stream Mapping, or VSM, is a Lean technique used to document, analyze, and improve the flow of information, materials, energy, etc. required to produce a product/service for a customer. Use VSM to help visually document where an area may be having some...