Lean Consulting and Support

Not every business or up and coming lean facilitator has the money to pay a consultant potentially thousands of dollars a day to come and provide the help and support that they are looking for. Nor do they necessarily want…

One on One Lean Coaching Online

One on One Support Improving your processes can be difficult if you do not know where to start, as can be implementing Lean Manufacturing Tools such as 5S or Value Stream Mapping. Our online coaching for Lean however could be…

Setup Reduction SMED Coaching

“Send me a video and I will help reduce your setup times” Reducing setup time is a vital part of most Lean implementations if you want to be able to reduce batch sizes and improve process efficiency. SMED as the…

Lean Process Improvement Coaching

“Send me a video of your process and I will help make it more efficient” One of the most common areas that companies are looking for when looking for any form of lean support is to improve their process efficiency.…

5S Training Presentations

What is 5S

5S PPTx and 5S PDF Downloads If you want to learn all about 5S then the following 5S presentations in ppt (PowerPoint) format and PDF format are available to you for free download. Please note that these 5S Training presentation…

Mura – Unevenness; Production Leveling

Uneven demand

What is Mura?   Most Lean practitioners that I have met have little idea as to what is Mura only really being aware of Muda or the seven wastes. Within the Toyota Production system however, which spawned what we now…

Muri Overburden

7 Wastes

What is Muri?   Muri is to Overburden your employees or machines, it can also be seen as “unreasonableness”. It is placing operators and machines under unnecessary stress by making demands on them that are unreasonable and often very unnecessary.…

Planning and running Kaizen Events

Kaizen Event

Kaizen events are short duration improvement projects with a specific aim for improvement; typically they are week long events led by a facilitator with the implementation team being predominantly members of the area in which the kaizen event is being…

What is Kaizen?

Kaizen

Kaizen Definition   We can define kaizen very simply from its original Japanese as meaning “change for the better”, but what does this actually mean as a kaizen philosophy?   Japanese Kaizen   Kaizen began its life shortly after world…

Why does Six Sigma need Lean?

There has been much written about both Lean and Six Sigma and many within the business improvement industry have promoted the use of both techniques combined as Lean Sigma, but just why do the experts say that you should use…