Tag Archives: Lean Manufacturing

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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What Does This Guy Do?? Role of Value Stream Manager

For many people the role of a value stream manager is not clearly understood. Others incorrectly use the term value stream manager as a substitute for production manager or supervisor in the factory. A Value Stream Manager has full responsibility … Continue reading

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Succeeding With Lean When You Don’t Know Nuffin’

It is vitally important for lean people to know nothing when working on improvement. This sounds like a crazy idea!! But it is another 100% turnaround from traditional management thinking. This is the third article of a series that shows … Continue reading

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