Monthly Archives: April 2016

Why Measuring Efficiency is Anti-Lean

The measurement of people’s efficiency has a long history in manufacturing industries. The design and production engineers calculate the time required to manufacture a product or batch of products. Each time the product is made, the “actual time” is measured … Continue reading

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Work by Seeing It. Make it Visual.

Lean organizations of all kinds make strong use of visual management. Visual management means that – as far as possible – people’s work is scheduled, organized, and controlled by themselves, and the information they need can be easily seen on … Continue reading

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