“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
The UK Lean Summit 2016 is set to be one of our best events yet! We've developed the theme of Learning Lean, Lean Learning and this year will bring you 3 Pre-Summit Masterclasses that devlop your understanding of learning in different areas. Places on each Masterclass are limited
Improving the work is the work. Whilst many organizations have some sort of improvement activity many fall foul of the first of the 3 Common Pitfalls to Lean. Many organisations use the wrong improvement tools, at the wrong time, by the wrong people or are not using them effectively.
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.
Standardised Work is one of the most powerful and well-known Lean tools and is core to any organisation that is serious about improving their business performance. By documenting the current best practice, standardised work helps form the baseline for kaizen or continuous improvement.