From our member-submitted questions, OpEx expert Kevin Duggan reveals the importance of creating a value stream to see the flow of value, the key elements necessary to accomplish this and real-world examples of how some companies are using visuals to see the flow.
Learn how applying the same principles of Operational Excellence used in production can have significant performance benefits for any office environment struggling with email overload, time-wasting meetings and unpredictable workloads.
FIFO is critical to connecting process flow, preserving the sequence of work between processes, and limiting how much work can be between processes at any given time. Learn how to overcome certain challenges in the office when using FIFO.
This Q & A style article discusses introducing work, sequencing, FIFO, and setting guaranteed turnaround times in the office.
This Q&A style articles explains the importance of single-point sequence initialization in an office environment.
This Q&A article discusses how to sort 500 assemblies into a product matrix.
This Q&A style article helps explain the difference between traditional lean thinking and more progressive lean thinking that drives Operational Excellence.
Most people understand how to apply the basics of 5S in their shops, but 5S is not only about workplace organization. If we really want to take 5S to the next level and leverage it to help drive growth in our business, we need to specifically gear 5S toward supporting the flow of product through the operation to drive Operational Excellence.
It’s common for businesses to have erratic demand. This article explains how to calculate Take time in these environments.
This article discusses scheduling machines with a large amount of parts that need to pass through it.