Monthly Archives: July 2017

BRAND NEW CONCEPT !!! …. JK

“Today’s standardization…is the necessary foundation on which tomorrow’s improvements will be based. If you think “standardization” as the best you know today, but which is to be improved tomorrow – you get somewhere. But if you think of standards as confining, then progress stops.” – Henry Ford in 1926

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I got no stink’in problem!

“Sometimes no problem is a sign of a different problem” – Mark Rosenthal, author of The Lean Thinker

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Keep it LOW!

“Due to the set-up times, the tendency is to produce in batches that are larger than the order quantities. This supposedly utilizes the equipment more efficiently, reduces set-up costs, and reduces unit product cost. But any production in excess of immediate market demand ends up as finished-goods inventory. The result of producing these large batches […]

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Ticking and Kicking By Mr. Miller

“Lean is about constant ticking, not occasional kicking.” – Alex Miller, Professor of Management at The University of Tennessee

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Shingo’s Barrage of Why’s!

“A relentless barrage of “why’s” is the best way to prepare your mind to pierce the clouded veil of thinking caused by the status quo. Use it often.” – Shigeo Shingo

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Vision – Small Steps – Day, Week, Month

“Great companies will have strong lean vision in place with the Senior Management Vision and are working daily at getting on with doing a small number of important things consistently – day in, day out, week after week, month after month, year after year, as part of the middle management action plans. And finally the […]

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FREE Improvement Resources- Kaizen – Shigeo Shingo

“Improvement usually means doing something that we have never done before.” – Shigeo Shingo  

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Cho talks to Kaizen and TPS – Templates and Training

“Many good American companies have respect for individuals, and practice Kaizen and other TPS {Toyota Production System} tools. But what is important is having all of the elements together as a system. It must be practiced every day in a very consistent manner–not in spurts–in a concrete way on the shop floor.” – Fujio Cho, […]

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