Blog Articles for May 2016

May 30th 2016

Lean in Meat Industry

The scope to improve productivity and reduce costs in meat processing industries is huge. British based Food Chain Centre undertook a pilot study to examine the potential and the likely benefits of implementing lean.  If you are working in meat industry and wanting to know how to implement lean, this is must read report.… Read more

May 23rd 2016
May 16th 2016

Lean in HR Department

How can one implement lean principles in HR Department? How to draw a Value Stream Map of HR operations? What benefits can be expected in implementing lean in HR?  Read this article to find out the lean journey of HR Department of Dutch Railways.… Read more

May 9th 2016
May 2nd 2016

Value Stream Mapping for New Product Development

Value stream mapping (VSM) is a lean-management method for analysing series of activities typically starting from customer order to customer delivery. It’s use is extensive for manufacturing, but not so for New Product Development (NPD). But its benefit is likely to be even more for NPD than for manufacturing as identifying ‘waste’ is more difficult in NPD processes.… Read more