What Should Be Used – Lean, Kaizen Or Another Tool?

What Should Be Used – Lean, Kaizen Or Another Tool?

The Key Differences Between Kaizen and Lean Thinking Kaizen is a Japanese word for continuous improvement. It is a culture where every individual strives to improve their work and the work of others. Kaizen is the process of making small, incremental changes to...
Pokayoke

Pokayoke

The Toyota Production System formalized a lot of concepts and terms, including the term Poka-yoke. Translated from Japanese it means mistake-proofing or avoid (yokeru) mistakes (poka) and is any mechanism in Lean manufacturing that helps floor workers using equipment...
Jidoka

Jidoka

Often a forgotten pillar of the Toyota Production System, and in Lean manufacturing itself, Jidoka is actually one of the most important principles of Lean. Sometimes known as autonomation, Jidoka means automation with human intelligence. The word itself was created...
Elon Musk and His Future of Production

Elon Musk and His Future of Production

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...