Category Archives : Lean Manufacturing Principles

The Future of Manufacturing

Here is a great video I found that discusses the future of manufacturing in the global economy and what this means for the major international business systems.  Globalization is here to stay and business owners need to understand the pro’s and con’s of being involved in this process. Manufacturing is not a dying art throughout […]

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How to Implement Lean Manufacturing?

The number one question that I see coming up time and time again is: How to implement lean manufacturing? As many executive management teams and business owners are being forced by the economy to step back and take a look at their operations to see how they can improve their processes, reduce costs and improve value […]

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What Is Lean Process?

One of the questions that I receive in my email inbox more than any other is “What is Lean Process?” You would think that everyone would know the answer to this question, especially when we are living in the 21st century. It makes you wonder where these people that ask me this question have been […]

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What is Lean Production Success?

So, the key question is: What is Lean Production Success? How do you define and understand it? Every company that is seriously trying to implement lean production methodologies wants to read and hear positive things about other companies that are experiencing great results by doing the same. Anyone that says implementing lean production methods is easy is not being totally honest. It is […]

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Lean Production at GE Reduced Assembly Times by 68%

  According to an article cited in the Harvard Business Review, GE Chief Executive, Jeff Immelt said that Lean Production at GE reduced assembly times by 68% at Appliance Park in Louisville, KY where they manufacturing and assemble dishwashers. Below is an excerpt from the Financial Times article explaining how GE are moving away from their […]

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Lean Manufacturing Methods Increase Throughput Velocity

Article written by Chris Turner – Director of Lean Training and Development at Radical Transformation LLC. I don’t know about you, but I find that most of the information in articles on the internet are more about the conceptual application of lean principles. I don’t find many articles that actually demonstrate how lean principles are […]

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Lean Principles vs. Process Failures – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly?

Why is failure a good thing when implementing Lean principles? Yeah right, so you’re telling me that I need to fail to succeed when implementing Lean principles? I know. You’re thinking this is the most stupid thing you’ve ever heard! In fact, that is exactly what I am saying. Without failure, there is no chance […]

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Can Lean Healthcare Benefit The Healthcare Industry

How Using Lean Principles Can Reduce Costs In The Healthcare Industry. There has been lots of talk over the years about the benefits of implementing principles from the Toyota Production System into a business system. However, the healthcare industry is now implementing the same lean principles developed in the manufacturing sector. As a result of […]

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