Lean tools

Stability and Control

  • Standardised work- everyone follows the current best method which is continually improved
  • 5S – reduces waste through workplace organisation
  • Visual workplace – reduces waste through visual aids
  • TPM – improves equipment uptime through wide involvement in “Total Productive Maintenance”
  • Quick changeover – reduces downtime through quick changeover
  • Kaizen – intensive team based improvement workshops

Built In Quality

Just In Time

  • Continuous flow – smooths flow of work through value added steps
  • Pull systems – aligns the rate of production to the “pull” of the customer
  • Levelling – reduces the variation in demand and output rates through the value stream

Implementation of Lean

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