Lean Fundamentals

SMED as a Lean Tool

By |2017-12-08T18:31:22+00:00September 20th, 2016|Categories: Lean Fundamentals, Lean Learning, Lean Lingo|Tags: , , , |

Single Minute Exchange of Dies (SMED) is kind of like 5-Why’s in that each is not as specific as the name implies. The “5” in 5-Why’s is more a guideline than a specification. Likewise “single minute” is a place-holder for the amount of time that approximates the minimum amount of time it should take for a [...]

Study Reveals Benefits of Lean Fundamentals Program for High School Students

By |2017-12-08T18:31:25+00:00March 22nd, 2016|Categories: Case Study, Lean Fundamentals|Tags: , , , |

A recent cooperative study uncovers the value and effectiveness of the Lean Fundamentals Program in a collaborative high school setting. Lean Learning Center recently collaborated with Oakland University and the Clintondale Community School District to offer Clintondale High School students a six-week course on Lean methods which included an extensive project-based learning simulation. The goal of [...]