Lean Thinking

One Bad Month in a Great 2018: Can Lean Thinking Help U.S Manufacturing Have a Better 2019?

By |2019-05-16T13:02:23+00:00May 16th, 2019|Categories: Manufacturing, Technology|Tags: , , , , |

The American technology manufacturing sector seemed not to have much to smile about after the release of orders volume data for December 2018 by the Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT). The data revealed that total orders in the sector had modestly reduced year-over-year. 2018 had been a strong year though. December results were just a small [...]

Lean Thinking in Construction Processes – Part 2

By |2019-02-26T14:26:45+00:00February 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+00:00February 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 [...]