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Toyota Principle # 7 – Use Visual Control

Posted on March 14th, 2016 · Posted in Leadership, Lean, Lean Thoughts, Poka-Yoke, standard work, Uncategorized

Toyota Principle # 7 – Use Visual Control So No Problems Are Hidden For those of you who haven’t been exposed to the VISUAL nature of lean, here are some thoughts.. read more

Pacer Cord – Working at Takt Time

Posted on July 2nd, 2015 · Posted in Flow, Lean, lean tools, standard work, SWCS

Q.  How do you keep the pace of an assembly operation constant?   A.  Big businesses use conveyors, or some other piece of big mechanical equipment, that conveys Work In.. read more

Standard Work Combination Sheet

Posted on June 25th, 2015 · Posted in Lean, Lean Thoughts, lean tools, SCWS, standard work

My last post concluded a discussion of Takt Time.  So, if you’re working to Takt Time, how do you know when each operation in your process is supposed to start.. read more

Takt Time

Posted on June 24th, 2015 · Posted in Flow, Lean, Lean Thoughts, lean tools, standard work

“What?” That’s usually the first question the uninitiated ask.  “Are you saying tack time?” is the next.  Those of you using Lean know the answer, but let me just refresh. .. read more