Value Stream Analysis

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Lean Supply Chains & Risk

Ensuring the safety of people during the Corona Virus is the most important issue, but it is also affecting business. Yesterday JCB, the UK maker of yellow diggers, announced it is cutting production and working hours at its UK factories as it faces component shortages from China.

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First Global Learning Lean Summit

Lean Thinking is a learning system. Join us at our 2019 event to learn how the best companies are using lean to develop learning and capability for customer value and continuous improvement.

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Practical Value Stream Mapping At GE Service Centre

Practical Value Stream Mapping Workshop At GE Service Centre

“Whenever there is a product or service for a customer, there is a value stream. The challenge lies in seeing it” These are the opening words in the publication ‘Learning to See’ where Mike Rother and John Shook take us step-by-step through the process of Value Stream Mapping and identifying waste

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Learning Lean, Lean Learning - Desert Island Lean Articles

Back in January 2015 I wrote a short article about my favourite Lean books. In the style of “Desert Island Discs”, the radio programme broadcast on BBC Radio 4, I selected the Lean books I’d take to be cast away on a desert island.

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Value Stream Mapping in a Lean Transformation

We spend a lot of time visiting organisations and looking at work at the workplace. We’ve visited two workplaces recently that led us to conduct some reflection around how well organisations know and do the basics in a Lean transformation.

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Interview from the UK Lean Summit 2015 - Christleton High School

Toyota Lean Management Centre has been supporting the Lean transformation of Christleton High School, near Chester. In this interview for Planet Lean, Head of Student Services Sarah Williams discusses how the experiment started

Interview from the UK Lean Summit 2015 - Toyota Lean Management Centre

Planet Lean editor Roberto Priolo sat down with Ian Hurst and Keith Edwards of the Toyota Lean Management Centre – who spoke at our Summit this past November – to discuss standardized work, and more.


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