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Pathways to high performance | Manufacturers' Monthly

"The High Performance Consortium LTD (HPC), a not for profit organisation, facilitates groups of up to 12 non-competing businesses to undertake a program that incorporates events, site visits, coaching and facilitated peer-to-peer forums."


Via Michel Baudin
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This is similar to supplier groups as organized in Japan: non-competitors helping each other improve performance through joint projects. In this case, it appears to be organized directly by the participating companies, rather than by a common customer. 

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Book review: The Lean Machine

Book review: The Lean Machine | Lean | Dumontis | Scoop.it
The lean machine. How Harley-Davidson drove top-line growth and profitability with revolutionary lean product development by Dantar P. Oosterwal. In SAFe you can find several references to this book. For me a reason to review this book. The book is divided in three parts. The first part, the first chapter, explains the current state of…
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Manufacturing Cost Deployment: How to select the right projects

Manufacturing Cost Deployment: How to select the right projects | Lean | Dumontis | Scoop.it
Manufacturing Cost Deployment is a simple method for estimating the value of improvement projects. Learn what it is and how to do it.
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Lean Certification: A Fool's Bargain | Dumontis

Lean Certification: A Fool's Bargain | Dumontis | Lean | Dumontis | Scoop.it

You just became the proud owner of the title “Lean (Six Sigma) Black Belt” (or any other color for that matter)? Congratulations! But what, in fact, does this exactly mean? In any case, it means you or the organization you work for invests in its people. Good for you. But a lot of side notes can be made about the recent, totally uncontrolled proliferation in belt colors, titles, certificates and certifying organizations related to Lean and/or Six Sigma. Does such type of Lean certification actually imply a certain competence, or is it a fool’s bargain?

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AGCO's winning strategy for lean manufacturing in agriculture

AGCO's winning strategy for lean manufacturing in agriculture | Lean | Dumontis | Scoop.it
Like most plant managers, AGCO's Robert Ciecko is a believer in the “lean manufacturing” concept initially developed by auto manufacturers in Japan a few decades ago.
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Muri and Mura: Kingman's Seven Lessons | Dumontis

Muri and Mura: Kingman's Seven Lessons | Dumontis | Lean | Dumontis | Scoop.it
More than 100 flights cancelled and delays of sometimes over 20 hours with consequences for over 76,000 travelers. That was the sad result of Vueling’s planning policies according to an article in last week’s Dutch Financial Times and (in English) in El Pais. Experts stated that Vueling scheduled more flights than they even had airplanes and staff. In between flights they apparently scheduled no safety time meaning that even the slightest hiccup leads to a snowball effect all subsequent flights. In the end, Vueling’s personnel therefore cannot take the required breaks resulting in even further delays and cancellations when the plane needs to be grounded and the personnel needs to rest. This case represents a good example of Kingman’s formula, part of queuing theory, and of how not using these insights results in poor planning, overburdening (Muri) and unevenness (Mura) and in the end disastrous results for lead times and service.
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NUMMI 2015: How Toyota showed GM its production system secrets | RadioArchive: This American Life

NUMMI 2015: How Toyota showed GM its production system secrets | RadioArchive: This American Life | Lean | Dumontis | Scoop.it
A car plant in Fremont California that might have saved the U.S. car industry. In 1984, General Motors and Toyota opened NUMMI as a joint venture. Toyota showed GM the secrets of its production system: How it made cars of much higher quality and much lower cost than GM achieved.
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Anchoring Improvement: Six Lessons from the Sea | Dumontis

Anchoring Improvement: Six Lessons from the Sea | Dumontis | Lean | Dumontis | Scoop.it

In my work with companies trying to transform into a Lean company, it continues to strike me how difficult they find it to sustain, or anchor, improvements in their daily work habits. The improvements that were suggested are well-meant, on-target, but still, they don’t seem to stick. I often see that the teams developing the suggestions as well as the organization as a whole are not always conscious of the context required in which change can truly root. Because of this, improved standards are quickly compromised, the organization returns to its previous habits and, as a result, performance doesn’t improve. It may even lead to increased skepticism towards future initiatives making it increasingly difficult to improve. What can organizations do about this? When talking about anchoring change, it is maybe interesting to try and learn from the captains and mates that actually anchor ships: six lessons from the sea.

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Leaning Away from Standard Costing - Strategic Finance

Leaning Away from Standard Costing - Strategic Finance | Lean | Dumontis | Scoop.it
For Lean companies, value stream costing and work-cell metrics provide a better alternative for managing production control.
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Although important that these messages get acros, I feel the most important flaw in SCVA wasn't mentioned, viz., that SC is plain wrong.
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Toyota restarting production lines after supplier plant blast

Toyota restarting production lines after supplier plant blast | Lean | Dumontis | Scoop.it
Toyota said it would resume operations on Thursday at production lines in Japan that were suspended earlier this week after an explosion at a plant operated by a supplier choked off the automaker's supply chain.
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Lean implementation tactics - better operations

Lean implementation tactics - better operations | Lean | Dumontis | Scoop.it
Evidence-based tactics for lean implementation. What exactly should managers do? Watch a video summary of the article "Implementing Corporate Lean Programs"
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Japan Gemba Visit – Toyota Memorial Hospital: Part 3 – Toyota Production System principles in action – Katie Anderson

Japan Gemba Visit – Toyota Memorial Hospital: Part 3 – Toyota Production System principles in action – Katie Anderson | Lean | Dumontis | Scoop.it
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4 Lessons For The Lean Thinker: As Told By Jedi Master Yoda

4 Lessons For The Lean Thinker: As Told By Jedi Master Yoda | Lean | Dumontis | Scoop.it
Today is the fourth of May, or a day better known by Star Wars Fans as May the fourth... Say the date out loud and you will quickly catch on to the pun that
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Creative Thinking Spurs Improvement in Lean Manufacturing

Creative Thinking Spurs Improvement in Lean Manufacturing | Lean | Dumontis | Scoop.it
"Creative" and “lean.” Do those words go together? I have been a lean practitioner for more than 20 years, and I’ve never heard the phrase “creative lean.” But don’t we love those creative solutions?
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Operational Improvement the Private Equity Way

Operational Improvement the Private Equity Way | Lean | Dumontis | Scoop.it
The private equity approach to operational improvement is selective and takes place in phases.
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Get Rid of the Suggestion Box | Dumontis

Get Rid of the Suggestion Box | Dumontis | Lean | Dumontis | Scoop.it
Some time ago, 3M was in the news about the way they used “social networking” internally to generate new ideas. This electronic suggestion box generated an “impressive” 700 suggestions in only 2 weeks, according to news site cio.com. And of course, every suggestion is welcome, but I’d like to put the 3M efforts in a somewhat larger perspective. Then 700 ideas in 2 weeks means about 18,200 ideas per year. Now 3M has some 75,000 employees, so this implies 0.24 ideas per employee per year. So do we still think this is impressive? Furthermore, cio.com mentioned that the ideas were submitted by some 1,200 employees, so by 1.6% of all employees. Cio.com published the article to illustrate a “best practice” in employee involvement. Honestly, I’m not very impressed. Are you?
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Implementation of the Training Within Industry (TWI) at Autoliv Poland from Discovery Lean Six Sigma -

Implementation of the Training Within Industry (TWI) at Autoliv Poland from Discovery Lean Six Sigma - | Lean | Dumontis | Scoop.it
For this latest blog entry, I'm turning over the reins to Bartosz Misiurek and Iwona Diug who present a great case study of  Training Within Industry (TWI) implementation at Autoliv Poland. It provides some very interesting insight on jus
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Creating Ownership: Six Forms of Autonomy | Dumontis

Creating Ownership: Six Forms of Autonomy | Dumontis | Lean | Dumontis | Scoop.it
Tell me, does it make a difference in how you treat your car depending upon whether it is a company car or your own? And what about homes: is there a difference in maintenance between rented homes and owned ones? A 2013 study, conducted in the Netherlands by Platform31 based upon the national registration of the quality of the Dutch housing stock (the KWR), concluded that only 8% of owner-occupied properties could be said to be in a poor state of maintenance whereas this number was 21% in the case of rental properties. Ownership seems to be an important factor in how much we care and invest in our work. So how do I create ownership in my organization? And how can the concept of autonomy in Lean help?
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Respect for People: Lean's Forgotten Third Pillar? | Dumontis

Respect for People: Lean's Forgotten Third Pillar? | Dumontis | Lean | Dumontis | Scoop.it
We often speak about the two pillars of the Toyota or Lean system, and when doing so we think of the two well-known pillars of just-in-time (JIT) and built-in quality (jidoka). JIT thereby focuses on manufacturing only the necessary products, at the necessary time, in the necessary quantity by deploying pull flow (kanban), one piece flow and leveling. Jidoka, built-in quality, or autonomation focuses on quality control by stopping the process when abnormalities are detected based upon elements such as standardized work and visual control. But is this correct? Where is “Respect for People” in all of this?
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The Truth About Kanban - Manufacturing Leadership Services

The Truth About Kanban - Manufacturing Leadership Services | Lean | Dumontis | Scoop.it
The functional basis of Lean is to maximize the flow of information and materials through the organization by reducing or eliminating all of the non-value adding waste that has been introduced into the production process. To this point, the supply chain, as it flows into, out of, and through the factory is the lifeblood of the organization and any decision made with regards to one area of the supply chain will have an effect on other areas of the supply chain as well as having effects on the company as a whole. The goal of Lean Supply Chain Management is to see the supply chain holistically and to formulate a supply chain strategy that works in conjunction with the overall business strategy.
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Not in full agreement when it comes to your first point. When you want the concept of kanban to be owned by production, when you want it to cap WIP and when you want to use the kanban as a visual control, you do need to think whether a computer printout for instance can do that job reliably. A printout for instance, compromises the autonomy on the floor (as it typically comes from someone else) and it's difficult to judge the signal (and therefore difficult to manage the cap). A card-based system is simple, can be owned by the shop floor, is visual and enables rigorous control and abnormality management as the start for continual improvement.
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Ten Years of Total Quality, Eight Years of Kaizen and What Do You Get? – A Lean Production System

Don't hesitate to comment below if you have any questions or additional phrases Ten Years of Total Quality, Eight Years of Kaizen andWhat Do You Get? –
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Can Lean Manufacturing Put an End to Sweatshops?

Can Lean Manufacturing Put an End to Sweatshops? | Lean | Dumontis | Scoop.it
A new study shows that global trade doesn’t always mean poor working conditions.
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Lean, clean production machine

ABB's award-winning generator circuit breaker (GCB) factory in Switzerland has set a lean manufacturing benchmark by doubling production capacity, halvin
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Fascinating transformation behind the Arsenale walls in Venice

Fascinating transformation behind the Arsenale walls in Venice | Lean | Dumontis | Scoop.it
Discover the history of the Arsenale as industrial center, the current change into a multipurpose site and insider tips on how you can discover it yourself.
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