Blog Articles for February 2015

Feb 23rd 2015

Muda (waste) in a distribution business

One of the key steps in Lean / Toyota Production System (TPS) is the identification of Muda or Waste. Taiichi Ohno, who is considered as the father of TPS, identified seven wastes in organisations: Transportation, inventory, motion, waiting, over-processing, over-production and defects.’ To this one more form of waste, namely, talent, has been added.  … Read more

Feb 16th 2015

A3 Problem solving tool

A3 is a simple standardised problem solving tool.  It is a simple visual tool that encourages clear articulation of the problem, the goals, root cause analysis and action plans in a format that triggers conversation and learning. For more about this lean tool and for examples, read more…Read more

Feb 9th 2015
Feb 2nd 2015