The Layered Process Audit: Part 2

By |2019-04-24T12:38:37-04:00April 24th, 2019|Categories: Lean Thinking, Management|Tags: , , |

This is part two of The Layered Process Audit. If you haven’t already, you should read part one.  In many organizations, the line supervisor has the responsibility for auditing to ensure that structures and processes such as standard work, 5S, safety, and quality checks are adhered to. The supervisor is usually the only one who is [...]

Why You Need Lean Thinking in Your Digital Transformation

By |2019-04-02T14:20:52-04:00April 2nd, 2019|Categories: Lean Thinking|Tags: , , , , |

Digital transformation is being sought by every business that wants to be a serious contender in their respective industry. Some are digitizing their product, optimizing operations, or reinventing business models. The fear of getting beaten by competitors is real. However, it is hampering lean thinking among business leaders. Many businesses are ending up just copying what [...]

Lean Thinking in Construction Processes – Part 2

By |2019-02-26T14:26:45-05:00February 26th, 2019|Categories: Lean Learning, Lean Thinking, Manufacturing|Tags: , , , |

Read part 1 of this series by clicking here. The most logical first step is putting lean thinking into action is “mapping” the process. A detailed start-finish map, which divides the entire project into 5-6 major segments was essential. For instance, the construction of a building can be divided into site clearing and cleaning, foundation and [...]

Lean Thinking in Construction Processes – Part 1

By |2019-02-18T13:07:39-05:00February 18th, 2019|Categories: Lean Thinking, Management|Tags: , , , |

The popular belief is that “Lean” is a tool that is only used to enhance a “manufacturing” process. Its suitability in food, health, service, government, sales, among other business enterprises has for long been perceived as inappropriate and misaligned, to say the least. However, it appears Lean Thinking can be quite successful in such enterprises if [...]

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