Muda – Lost Creativity

“Muda” is a Japanese term that refers to any activity that does not add value to the product or service being produced. In lean manufacturing, eliminating muda is a key strategy for improving productivity and efficiency. One type of muda that can have a negative impact on creativity in the workplace is “lost creativity.” This … 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

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

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

The Toyota Way – 14 principles

14 Principles of “The Toyota Way” 1. Base your management decisions on a long-term philosophy, even at the expense of short-term financial goals. 2. Create a continuous process flow to bring problems to the surface. 3. Use “pull” systems to avoid overproduction. 4. Level out the workload (work like the tortoise, not the hare). 5. … Continued