Category Archives: Identifying and Implementing Solutions

In the following, you will see all the articles that have been published so far on this topic.

5S

5S

5S is an improvement tool for organizing and maintaining a disciplined and productive workplace. It helps creating a better working environment, reduces waste while improving efficiency, safety and quality. 5S represents five simple practices that starts with the letter ‘S’. It is commonly applied by manufacturing facilities in production lines, storage areas, maintenance areas, and office areas. It is now being increasingly applied by a wide variety of industries including health care, education, hospitality and retail.

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Best Practices

Best Practices

A Best Practice is that practice that has been proven to achieve the best results. It represents creative solutions to common problems and has the potential to be replicated internally and externally. Companies are able to learn from other successful organizations by adopting their best practices without the need to reinvent the wheel. Companies can also develop and share their own best practices and innovative solutions.   Read more »  


 

Standard Work

Standard Work

Standard work means working on standards to produce correct and consistent results. It represents the best sequence and the most efficient methods to perform a process. It is considered a way to achieve the highest possible degree of consistency in any process. The purpose is to ensure that everything is done by everyone in a similar manner and carry out the work that achieves the highest quality, best service and lowest cost possible.   Read more »  


 

The Main Components of an Effective Visual Management System

Visual Management

Visual management is a business management approach that communicates important information in a visual and real-time manner. It is a system of labels, signs, markings, information displays, and visual guides instead of written instructions. Lean organizations rely heavily on visual management to detect abnormalities, reinforce standards, and ensure stability and safety are maintained in the workplace. It is especially important during the early phase of Lean implementation.

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How-How Diagram

How-How Diagram

Once you have identified a problem, you need to find a solution that will permanently solve the problem. Sometimes you have to get to the root causes of the problem to understand why it’s happening. Other times, you don’t even need to dig into the problem. You just need to solve the it right away. This is what is called low-hanging fruit.

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