Introduction In my recent blog post “What is a Lean Management System?” we discussed the need for two key management systems in a lean organisation: One for Performance and one for Improvement....Read more
What is a Lean Management System?
A well-defined management system is key to meet customer and organisational purpose. The management system is the organisation’s operating system. The way we approach management and improvement....Read more
What is Standardised Work?
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...Read more
Lean Remote Working
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...Read more
Saving Management Time Using A3
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...Read more