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Hoshin Kanri

Hoshin Kanri The Big Idea – Align company goals (Strategy) with the plans of middle management (Tactics) and work performed by…

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Andon

Andon Quick DefinitionExpanded DefinitionBenefitsRelated Topics Quick Definition In lean manufacturing, Andon refers to any visual display that shows status information…

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Kaizen / Continuous Improvement

Kaizen/Continuous Improvement Quick DefinitionExpanded DefinitionBenefits Quick Definition Kaizen is the lean manufacturing term for continuous improvement and was originally used…

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Lean Glossary

Lean Glossary DEFINITIONS 5S Organize the work area: Sort (eliminate that which is not needed)Set In Order (organize remaining items)Shine…

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The Essence of Lean

The Essence of Lean The Big Idea – In order to improve efficiency, effectiveness, and profitability, focus relentlessly on eliminating all…

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Top 25 Lean Tools

Top 25 Lean Tools The Big Idea – Lean has a very extensive collection of tools and concepts. Surveying the most…

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Improve Production Today

Improve Production Today The Big Idea – Amazing improvements in productivity can be achieved through small daily increments. Each day, ask…

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Agile Manufacturing

Agile Manufacturing The Big Idea – Manufacturers can achieve a significant structural advantage over offshore competitors by leveraging proximity to local…

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