Developing Employees: Nuts and Bolts of the Lean House

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As depicted in fig. 1 of the Lean House, the all-encompassing philosophy of a lean system is People.  In fact, a Lean System cannot be accomplished without the engagement of all employees in the lean undertaking. At the center of the Toyota Production System, the overriding principle for Toyota’s employees is “respect for people”. With Lean, it is understood that …

Constructing a Stable Lean House

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Part II of a blog series that focuses on implementing a Lean system and what Saline Lectronics is doing to guarantee a successful, Lean implementation. A. Implementing a system by building a strong foundation As described in the previous post, How to Avoid the Pitfalls of Lean Implementation, Lean is a system that is most successful when all parts of …

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How to Avoid the Pitfalls of Lean Implementation

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This 3-part blog series will explore the many pitfalls of implementing a Lean system and what Saline Lectronics is doing to guarantee a successful, Lean implementation. A.  Implementing Lean Tools Without a System Most companies look to identify opportunities for improvement, especially within Delivery, Quality and Cost, (or all three!). Implementing Lean is a proven methodology to help achieve these results.  …