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What is Standardised Work?

23rd April 2021 - David Brunt

Standardised work is “the most effective combination of manpower, material and machinery.” It is based on three elements:  Takt time  – the rate at which we must complete...

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Lean Remote Working

22nd March 2021 - David Brunt

Is remote working and lean compatible? Lean thinkers talk a lot about “going to the gemba.” “Gemba” (also spelt “genba”) is the Japanese term for “actual place.” It is often used as a...

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Saving Management Time Using A3

17th February 2021 - Peter Watkins

Four Ways to Use A3s. Many people use an A3 document for problem solving, but actually A3 documents can be used for many other management activities. Often these result in saving management...

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Lean and Covid-19 Vaccination

5th February 2021 - David Brunt

Dose 2: At the “Gemba” Observation is key to applying lean to Covid-19 vaccination. A week last Saturday I felt privileged to observe the vaccination process with the people working the...

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