In our first video with a client, Andy Carlino discusses with Phil Verster of Network Rail the practice of Walk-out Wednesdays. This routine gets people to the "gemba", or real place where the real work is done, to practice fundamentals such as direct observation and waste elimination. [viddler id=d69fd878 h=370 w=437]
I couldn’t possibly count the number of times I heard that “I work in an environment that requires creativity and lean doesn’t apply to my work”. Over and over again I have offered how important lean principles are to creating an environment for creativity. I am convinced more than ever that this is true but I [...]
A true supermarket is storage characterized by high use materials (A items) that turn faster than the standard material handling cycle located close to the line to facilitate retrieval by an operator or water spider/utility.
Part of the activities during the Lean Experience workshop is a factory simulation—we build aircraft, very complex aircraft. During the 1st round the noise is literally almost deafening. The noise gets louder and louder the longer the simulation goes on and more as the system fails to deliver. During the 2nd round, after redesign, it is [...]