Ritsuo Shingo is currently president of Institute of Management Improvement and senior advisor to the Lean Leadership Institute. Ritsuo is former president of Sichuan Toyota,China(a Start-up) , the first joint venture Toyota established in China to produce the Toyota Coaster ,a minibus. Ritsuo had a very unique career at Toyota as he was responsible for start-up projects. He was also involved in NUMMI (California, Kentucky, and United Kingdom) and GAC-Hino (China).
In my ‘Paths of Variation” blog post series, I asked two important questions regarding the pinion manufacturing process case study we have been working through: Do you think that the pinions produced through these multiple paths will be the same dimensions or will you have multiple distributions? What if we were able to reduce the number of paths of variation from 32 down to 2, do you believe the overall variation would be less and how many distributions would you have now?
By the end of this training course, participants will be able to:
Be self sufficient to read, construct and review Goal Trees, Current Reality Trees, Conflict Resolution Diagrams (Evaporating Clouds), Future Reality Trees and Prerequisite Trees Surface and identify root causes of complex problems and build robust solutions to solve them [...] Apprehend the difficulties about change and settle conflicting objectives. Identify and overcome possible obstacles.
Build a straightforward plan for change and present an executive summary.
Clarke Ching joins us to discuss Theory of Constraints and the benefits of using these techniques at a software company like Skyscanner. Clarke is an Agile and Theory of Constraints expert. Born in New Zealand, he now lives in Scotland [...] He discovered ToC in 1996, Agile in 2003, and has dedicated much of his working-life since then to combining the two. He has an MBA in Technology Management.
"...The quality of our decisions in an industrial environment depends strongly on the quality of our analyses of data. Excel, a tool designed for simple financial analyses, is often used for data analysis simply because it’s the tool at hand, provided by corporate IT departments who are not trained in data science.
Unfortunately, Excel is a very poor tool for data analysis and its use results in incomplete and inaccurate analyses, which in turn result in incorrect or, at best, suboptimal business decisions. In a highly competitive, global business environment, using the right tools can make the difference between a business’ survival and failure. Alternatives to Excel exist that lead to clearer thinking and better decisions. The free software R is one of the best of these..."
The measurement of people’s efficiency has a long history in manufacturing industries. The efficiency of the production people (or the process) is calculated by dividing the standard time by the actual time. Measuring Efficiency is a killer for Lean companies
Philip Marris and Eric Robin invite you to the Critical Chain Project Management (CCPM) training course. 12 participants only, in English, with real-life examples of CCPM implementations. Over 400 people have been trained by Marris Consulting in the past 4 years including: ArcelorMittal, Areva, Arkema, Autoliv, Bayer, Bosch, [...] Procter & Gamble, Safran, Saint-Gobain, SKF, Thales, Visteon, Yves Rocher & Zodiac Aerospace.
Join us in Arlington, Texas on May 2-3, 2016 when the Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME) will be holding a workshop on Mastering Lean Product Development. In the current economic climate, doing more with less is a mandate for virtually any firm, particularly with respect to new product introductions. Unfortunately, much of the effort expended by product development teams is often unnecessary and potentially wasteful. In many cases, only one or two hours of team member’s work day is actually spent creating value for their customers, and profits for their companies.
At the bottom of Figure 2 there is a rounded box with the words “MRP treats everything as dependent.” There are two primary paths that lead from this box. The first path has to do with distortions to relevant information […] This forces the use of forecasted demand for the planning horizon which means the initial signal is in error by definition. […] This triggers system nervousness which creates constantly changing signals or leads to distortive behaviors to compensate for the nervousness (weekly buckets and/or BOM flattening). […] Since MRP treats everything as dependent, then all of the timing and quantity requirements in its plans are subject to those dependencies. […] In short, an MRP plan, even with perfect demand information, will only be realistic if everything goes EXACTLY according to plan in every activity. This core problem of MRP has remained in place in large part because calculation dependency is the real power of the MRP tool. […] The solution to this hard coded trait is exceedingly simple, yet it is nearly impossible to implement and sustain in conventional MRP environments. […] The solution is known as “decoupling” and it is the cornerstone to the next generation of MRP called Demand Driven MRP (DDMRP).
52 minute video. The conference team of Intel's annual "Accelerate Results" conference just made available the video of my keynote presentation titled "How to transform organizations and people from Fragile to Robust to Antifragile" where I share my research on the important implication and practical application of Prof. Nassim Taleb's concept of Antifragile and Dr. Eli Goldratt's Theory of Constraints.
Heijunka is at the foundation of the original TPS house. Isn't it the core of your lean transformation? Without it, you won't be able to create the stability. [...] The aim of the initial three steps of levelling is to produce products in a fixed schedule that is rigorously followed. Same products, same volume, on the same equipment, at the same time and in the same sequence every cycle. Step one: in a twice a month cycle. Step two: in a weekly cycle. Step three: daily cycles. These fixed schedules would run for 6 to 8 cycles before being re-calculated for another series of 6 to 8 cycles. It led to the term "every product every cycle" (EPEC).
We’re all familiar with the positive effects of implementing Cellular Manufacturing (CM) in our workplaces such as the improved flow through the process, overall cycle time reduction, throughput gains as well as other benefits. But there is one other positive effect that can result from implementing CM that isn’t discussed much. This potential positive impact is what CM can do to reduce variation. But before we reveal how this works, let’s first discuss the concept of paths of variation.
[TOC + Agile + Lean?] TameFlow is a contemporary approach to create breakthrough performance innovations in knowledge-work organizations. Discover the founding ideas that are the foundation of TameFlow. Get a clear understanding of if and how TameFlow can be useful to you, your team or your entire company.
The Lean Presentation is a place where one can find the best videos on Lean Management, Kaizen and specific Lean tools sorted in a structured order for the ease of use. We post videos already available online, but which might not be so easily accessible or found.
Critical Chain Project Management Training Do you dare to finish all your projects on time!?
A one day intensive training course in English by 2 renowned CCPM experts Philip Marris and Eric Robin with over 30 years of combined experience.
Over 400 people have been trained by Marris Consulting in the past 4 years including: ArcelorMittal, Areva, Arkema, Autoliv, Bayer, Bosch, GSK, Ipsen, Jaeger LeCoultre, Lilly, Novartis, Pierre Fabre, Procter & Gamble, Safran, Saint-Gobain, Schlumberger, Siemens, SKF, Thales, Visteon, Yves Rocher & Zodiac Aerospace …
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Background: one of the most successful TOC journeys recognized as such by Eli Goldratt in 2009. The topic of this March 2016 TOCPA conference is how they plan to continue their ever flourishing development.
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