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Lean Manufacturing Tools

to apply lean manufacturing principles for lean production

What is Lean Manufacturing?


Your lean objective
is throughput, not output

(Inventory that is sold,
not just produced)

Lean Production focuses on using Lean Manufacturing Principles to reduce or eliminate the 7 Types of Waste — to create more value with less work.

The roots of the lean manufacturing system come from the Toyota Production System, there wastes are eliminated by systematic application of the Lean Principles.

Lean Manufacturing differs from Lean Office in that a physical tangible product is being produced.

While it is not true that every organization in the world can benefit from lean manufacturing implementation, it is true that every organization in the world (including manufacturers) can benefit from lean office implementation, and most of the shared concepts come directly from lean manufacturing training.

Popular Lean Manufacturing Tools

Standard Work Combination Sheet

Many tools in 1:
  1) Standard Work Instructions
  2) Value Add analysis pie chart
  3) Work Load Balancing bar chart
  4) Changeover setup reduction
  5) Layout Diagram
  6) Standard work table & chart
  7) Process Observation Time Study

Your Standard Work template is often considered the most important of all Lean tools

because if the people doing the work aren't doing it the way that your team envisioned —

then your entire lean manufacturing effort was wasted.

DMAIC tools

Once you start applying lean methods, it usually isn't long before quality problems surface that used to be buried beneath piles of inventory.

Kaizen Event Planning

The most time-effective ways to organize your continuous improvement efforts have proven to be:

1) A3 Problem Solving
2) Kaizen Events
3) PDCA Kata Coaching

and your Sytems2win tools include tools and training for these,
and more Lean Management Systems and Problem Solving Tools.

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Lean Manufacturing Principles

What's the difference between Lean Principles and Lean Manufacturing Principles?


It doesn't matter whether the process that you are improving is for lean healthcare, or lean office, or lean service, or lean government...

Lean principles, objectives, and ideals remain the same.

See training for Lean Principles, Objectives, and Ideals

Lean Manufacturing Tools

The process improvement tools used to accomplish those objectives, however, can vary dramatically

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Training and Coaching

Consider Training and Coaching to support your teams to succeed


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