One of the hardest things when trying to improve anything is finding the courage to take the first step. Dynamic Architectural Windows & Doors, Inc. of Abbotsford, British Columbia did more than take the first step, they decided to embark on a journey to implement lean manufacturing principles into their business processes. This short video is an account … Read more Window & Door Manufacturer Implements Lean Manufacturing
Furniture Company Invests in Lean Principles How often do you see a news article with a title like this? I find it exciting to see a news report about a U.S. company investing in its future by upgrading their facility. This is incredibly bold of them, especially in a down economy, when all you usually read in the … Read more Furniture Company Invests in Lean Principles
There Europeans have created a new lean manufacturing award to recognize companies that are demonstrating their use of innovation to create growth and jobs. The first lean manufacturing innovation award winner is Brillopak, which is a packaging company in the UK. Yes, that’s right, a packaging company. Lean principles can and are being applied and … Read more Lean Manufacturing Innovation Award Winner
The purpose of this article is to get you to ask this question: “Is your business satisfying customer needs?” This seems like a pretty straightforward question. However, it is not always that easy to get a straight-forward answer. Most business owners will tell you that they are “definitely satisfying their customer needs.” How do they know … Read more Is Your Business Satisfying Customer Needs?
Answer these 3 critical questions before trying to implement lean principles into any type of business. If a company can’t answer these three simple questions about how they plan to use lean principles they are doomed to failure! The most common question I am asked is “What is the best way to implement lean principles … Read more 3 Critical Questions about Lean Principles!
5 things to know prior to making use of Lean Concepts! Ignore these and your lean concepts will be nothing but dreams! Changing any enterprise into a Lean Business may be a daunting job if the person participating in the project does not have the knowledge and experience of lean concepts to grasp what needs … Read more What to do before implementing Lean Concepts!
Why is Workplace Organization or 5S so important? Can 5S help you to find what you need to do your job in 30 seconds or less? Workplace Organization is a combination of two lean techniques, 5S and Visual Management. When implemented as part of a lean program it can help any organization to reduce the … Read more Workplace Organization!
Getting beyond the hype is improtant whe it comes to implementing Lean and/or Six Sigma? Which one first, Lean or Six Sigma? The Lean vs. Six Sigma discussion continues to roll on. Which is the best system for a business to adopt? Which one will deliver the best results? Which one gives fast results? What are … Read more Which is the better system, Lean or Six Sigma?