Lean Manufacturing

The 3Ks of Lean – Kaizen, Kaikaku, and Kakushin

The 3Ks of Lean manufacturing are principles that are focused on continuous improvement, transformation, and innovation. Kaizen, which means “continuous improvement,” encourages organizations to constantly strive for small, incremental improvements in their processes and products. Kaikaku, or “transformation,” involves making significant changes to a process or system to achieve breakthrough improvements. Finally, Kakushin, or “innovation,” involves creating new products, processes, or systems that provide significant improvements in quality, efficiency, or effectiveness. These principles provide a framework for organizations to achieve greater efficiency, quality, and competitiveness through continuous improvement, bold transformation, and innovative thinking.

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Problem Solving Process Excellence

The Power of Problem-Solving: Building Momentum in Your Organization

Problem-solving is a critical skill in any organization, and it’s often assumed that it’s the management’s job to take care of it. However, we had a client with a different approach a few years ago. The company’s operational vision was to equip all supervisors with problem-solving skills, regardless of their position in the organization. Supervisors were waged staff, not management, and the organization wanted to ensure that there were at least five people in every…

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Project Management

Drive Progress and Focus with OKR: An Introduction to Objectives and Key Results

OKR stands for Objectives and Key Results, a goal-setting framework that helps individuals and organizations focus on what matters most. By setting effective OKRs, you can align your team and drive progress towards your most important goals. Keep reading for tips on how to set effective OKRs that will help you and your team stay focused and achieve your objectives.

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Lean Manufacturing Process Excellence

Optimize Your Workspace with 5S Methodology: Tips for Tool Organization

The 5S methodology can help you organize your tools and optimize your workspace! By implementing the 5S methodology, you can improve the organization and efficiency of your workspace, ultimately saving time and increasing productivity. Here are the 5S steps for tool organization: Sort, Set in order, Shine, Standardize, and Sustain

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