W. Edwards Deming – Quality Pioneer

Adopt a new philosophy. Adopt and institute leadership. Drive out fear. Break down barriers between staff areas. Eliminate slogans, exhortations, and targets for the workforce. Remove barriers that rob people of pride of workmanship – W. Edwards Deming

Goldratt’s Critical Chain

Goldratt’s Critical Chain is a project management methodology that emphasizes the importance of identifying and managing the most critical tasks in a project in order to ensure its successful completion. The methodology was developed by Eliyahu Goldratt, a physicist and management consultant, and was first presented in his book “Critical Chain” in 1997. The critical … Continued

Eliminating Muda

Studying muda, or waste, is an important step towards implementing lean manufacturing and improving efficiency in any production process. Here are some steps you can take to study muda: Identify the types of waste: There are generally considered to be seven types of waste in a production process, which are: overproduction, waiting, defects, overprocessing, excess … Continued

Muda – 7 Wastes

Muda is a Japanese term that refers to any type of waste or inefficiency in a process. It is commonly used in the context of lean manufacturing, which is a management philosophy that aims to eliminate waste in all forms to improve efficiency and productivity. There are seven types of muda, or waste, that are … Continued

Just In Time (JIT)

Just In Time (JIT) is a lean manufacturing strategy that emphasizes producing the necessary items at the right time, in the right quantity, and with the desired quality. The objective of JIT is to eliminate waste in the production process by producing only what is needed, when it is needed, and in the exact amount … Continued

A3 Lean Tools

A3 is a problem-solving tool and methodology that is part of the Lean management approach. It gets its name from the paper size, which is commonly used for the document or report that summarizes the problem-solving process. The A3 process involves creating a visual representation of the problem and potential solutions on a single sheet … Continued

Lean marketing

The principles of lean manufacturing can be applied not only to manufacturing processes but also to sales and marketing processes. Here are some of the key lean principles that can be applied to sales and marketing: Customer value: In lean sales and marketing, the focus is on delivering value to the customer. This means understanding … Continued


Overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) is a performance metric that is commonly used in manufacturing and industrial settings to measure the efficiency of equipment. OEE measures the equipment’s effectiveness in terms of its availability, performance, and quality. The formula for calculating OEE is: OEE = Availability x Performance x Quality Where: Availability: The percentage of time … Continued

8 P’s of Lean

The 8 P’s of Lean refer to a framework used in lean manufacturing and business processes. They are: Purpose: A clear and concise statement of the objective of the process or activity. This helps to keep the focus on the goal and align all efforts towards achieving it. Process: A well-defined and structured approach to … Continued