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All About Andon | AllAboutLean.com

All About Andon | AllAboutLean.com | TLS - TOC, Lean & Six Sigma | Scoop.it
Detailed explanation of the technical side of an andon system, including andon cords/lines/ropes, andon switches, and andon boards. What hardware and software is needed to make an andon work. In a second post I will detail what is needed to work with an andon.
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TLS - TOC, Lean & Six Sigma
The combination of Lean, Six Sigma and Theory Of Constraints. How to build your own system by choosing what works for you.
Curated by Philip Marris
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TOC Week Training - Theory of Constraint in Production & Project Management - 21 - 24 May 2019, Paris, France | Marris Consulting

TOC Week Training - Theory of Constraint in Production & Project Management - 21 - 24 May 2019, Paris, France | Marris Consulting | TLS - TOC, Lean & Six Sigma | Scoop.it

TOC Week training offer. Training on Theory of Constraints in production and Critical Chain Project Management, by Philip Marris, founder of Marris Consulting. Dates and registrations online.

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Cardboard, Duct Tape, String and Toyota: The Do-First Lean Mindset - post by Mark Reich | IndustryWeek.com

Cardboard, Duct Tape, String and Toyota: The Do-First Lean Mindset - post by Mark Reich | IndustryWeek.com | TLS - TOC, Lean & Six Sigma | Scoop.it

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as part of the welding process, the operator had to stand and hold the right side of the part while the left side was welded. This seemed like waste to me. He just stood there holding the part—why not ask maintenance to build a small jig on which the part could rest. Pretty smart, huh? Mr. Yokoi didn’t seem to think so. He looked at me quizzically, laughed and walked away. What did I do? Was I supposed to follow him? I stood there, a bit stunned.

This time he came back in 5 minutes. He had a bunch of cardboard under his left arm and roll of duct tape in his right hand.

He said, “Before we send maintenance off on some adventure and potentially waste their time, build this little jig of yours with cardboard and duct tape.” (Let’s just say, his English wasn’t that perfect and he wasn’t quite that cordial). Then he handed me the cardboard and duct tape and walked away.

WTF was I supposed to do with this stuff? ...

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10 Key principles of TLS - Bob Sproull (New Book Part 18)

10 Key principles of TLS - Bob Sproull (New Book Part 18) | TLS - TOC, Lean & Six Sigma | Scoop.it

[....] the ten prerequisite beliefs that your organization must embrace before your organization will be able to successfully implement and navigate through the Ultimate Improvement Cycle [TLS: TOC + Lean + Six Sigma]:

  • Believing that leveraging the constraint, and focusing your resources on the constraint, is the key to improved profitability. Because of this, the constraint can never sit idle.
  • Believing that it is imperative to subordinate all non-constraints to the constraint. If you violate this key belief, your throughput will not improve and your WIP will grow to unacceptable levels, thus draining cash from your coffers.
  • Believing that improving your process is a never-ending cycle. You must be ready to re-focus your resources when the constraint moves, and it will move eventually.
  • Believing that involving and empowering your total workforce is critical to success. Your work force has the answers, if you will first listen to what they have to say and then engage them to design the solution. ...
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What is Lean Process and Product Development (LPPD)? - 2 minute summary by Jim Morgan

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The Toyota Way: 14 Management Principles by Jeffrey Liker | Amazon.com

The Toyota Way: 14 Management Principles by Jeffrey Liker | Amazon.com | TLS - TOC, Lean & Six Sigma | Scoop.it

The Toyota Way: 14 Management Principles from the World's Greatest Manufacturer - Jeffrey K. Liker

 

 

 

 

 

 

Principle #1 – “Base your management decisions on a long-term philosophy, even at the expense of short-term financial goals.”

Principle #2 – “Create a continuous process flow to bring problems to the surface.”

Principle #3 – “Use ‘pull’ systems to avoid overproduction.”

Principle #4 – “Level out the workload (work like the tortoise, not the hare).”

Principle #5 – “Build a culture of stopping to fix problems, to get quality right the first time.”

Principle #6 – “Standardized tasks and processes are the foundation for continuous improvement and employee empowerment.”

Principle #7 – “Use visual controls so no problems are hidden.”

Principle #8 – “Use only reliable, thoroughly tested technology that serves your people and process.”

Principle #9 – “Grow leaders who thoroughly understand the work, live the philosophy, and teach it to others.”

Principle #10 – “Develop exceptional people and teams who follow your company’s philosophy.”

Principle #11 – “Respect your extended network of partners and suppliers by challenging them and helping them improve.”

Principle #12 – “Go and see for yourself to thoroughly understand the situation.”

Principle #13 – “Make decisions slowly by consensus, thoroughly considering all options; implement decisions rapidly.”

Principle #14 – “Become a learning organization through relentless reflection and continuous improvement.”

Philip Marris's insight:

The number one bestseller about Lean. Probably the best "reference book" on the subject.

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TLS Consulting - Michael Asbury - North Carolina USA | Elevate-Outcomes.com

TLS Consulting - Michael Asbury - North Carolina USA | Elevate-Outcomes.com | TLS - TOC, Lean & Six Sigma | Scoop.it

Achieve rapid system level improvement with Constraint Utilization & Applied TLS (Combined Lean Six Sigma & Theory of Constraints) Rapid System Level Improvement To make a rapid impact on a system, its important to und…

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[humour] The DMAIC Song (with lyrics!)

DMAIC stands for Define : Measure : Analyze : Improve : Control It is a process Six Sigma BlackBelts use to solve complex problems within their organizations. This song will make it easier for you to transition into DMAIC :-)

Written by: Daniel Mekis, Luke Peterson, Logan Cantrell Performed by: Daniel Mekis & Ben Sobaje.

Lyrics included!

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Dr. Allen Ward - The Power of the Trade Off Curve

Although many have studied the Toyota Product Development System, few understood it as well as Allen.

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A rare video of Dr. Allen Ward, one of the people who understood Lean Engineering / Toyota Product and Process Development System the best.

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Robert Castonguay on Lean Six Sigma | Expert Excerpts / GoLeanSixSigma.com

Robert Castonguay on Lean Six Sigma | Expert Excerpts / GoLeanSixSigma.com | TLS - TOC, Lean & Six Sigma | Scoop.it

[...] Looking back on my 40 plus years as a Change Agent within the manufacturing sector, my biggest influence has been Dr. Eliyahu Goldratt, author of the book The Goal. Prior to meeting Dr. Goldratt, I was a production supervisor working at a high-volume batch and queue manufacturing company. I was introduced to Dr. Goldratt during a manufacturing seminar and was so impressed with his revolutionary approach to running a manufacturing enterprise I decided to go to work for him as a project manager.

He trained me to utilize the OPT (Optimized Production Technology) method along with his “Theory of Constraints Thinking” which can be applied to any manufacturing company in the world. Working for him gave me first-hand exposure to implementing Continuous Improvement methods within a large number of Fortune 50 clients. His influence was instrumental in steering me to learn more about Lean Six Sigma methods and principles during my career. ...

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How to make CONWIP Loops by Chris Roser | AllAboutLean.com

How to make CONWIP Loops by Chris Roser | AllAboutLean.com | TLS - TOC, Lean & Six Sigma | Scoop.it

CONWIP (Constant Work in Progress) is an easy way to establish pull production for custom-made products. Traditionally there is only one large loop for the product. However, there may also be situations where it is sensible to split a longer CONWIP loop into smaller segments. Let’s have a look at the details. ...

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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos had his top executives read "The Goal" | Original article by CNBC anchor John Fortt

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos had his top executives read "The Goal" | Original article by CNBC anchor John Fortt | TLS - TOC, Lean & Six Sigma | Scoop.it

[...] I flew up to Seattle for a rare on-camera interview with Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos for CNBC. [...] The guy's got plenty to be happy about. Amazon stock has been on a tear this year, up about 22%, which makes Bezos's 19% stake in the company worth about $5 billion more than it was in December. (Probably better than your portfolio.) [...] But my favorite detail from the Bezos interview? This summer he spent time at Lab126, a Silicon Valley outpost about a mile from Apple headquarters where Amazon engineers hash out hardware designs. And he also hosted three all-day book clubs with Amazon's top executives, capped by nice dinners at the end. Bezos said he used the books as frameworks for sketching out the future of the company.

Which books? Bezos was kind enough to share the titles.

They are, of course, available on Amazon.

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TLS: Good TOC + Good Lean + Good Six Sigma by Philip Marris | TOCICO conference 12 min. extract

TLS: Good TOC + Good Lean + Good Six Sigma by Philip Marris | TOCICO conference 12 min. extract | TLS - TOC, Lean & Six Sigma | Scoop.it
A conference by Philip Marris at the Annual TOCICO conference 2013 in Frankfurt about TLS = Open TOC + Good Lean + Good Six Sigma.

Via Philip Marris
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[TLS] "The Focus and Leverage Improvement Book: Locating and Eliminating the Constraining Factor of Your Lean Six Sigma Initiative" - book by Bob Sproull

[TLS] "The Focus and Leverage Improvement Book: Locating and Eliminating the Constraining Factor of Your Lean Six Sigma Initiative" - book by Bob Sproull | TLS - TOC, Lean & Six Sigma | Scoop.it

Companies all over the world try their best to improve their business by implementing efforts such as Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing, or a combination of the two methodologies. Logic would tell you that these two methods would be the right approach because you would have an improvement method that, through Lean, reduces waste and make value flow, while Six Sigma reduces and controls variation. If this were true, then why is it that many of these initiatives simply aren’t delivering quantifiable bottom-line results?

After having studied many of these on-going improvement efforts, the author believes that these efforts are missing an important focusing mechanism. That is, most of these improvement efforts attempt to improve "everything" rather than finding that key part of the system that should be assessed and improved, the constraining factor, and then focusing the improvement efforts there and only there.

The hallmark of this book is how to first locate this constraining factor and then determine the best way to exploit it to generate extreme profits, radically improve on-time delivery of products or services and increase market share by outperforming your competition at rates you never expected possible. How do we do this? By combining Lean and Six Sigma with the Theory of Constraints. This book demonstrates both the basics of improvement (i.e. results) with the "how to" (i.e. the methodology) in a very simple format that everyone within your organization will understand.

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Getting Started with Lean Product and Process Development - Post bu Andy Houk | Lean.org

Getting Started with Lean Product and Process Development - Post bu Andy Houk | Lean.org | TLS - TOC, Lean & Six Sigma | Scoop.it
Learning and applying the concepts of LPPD is no different than learning any other new skill in life, says Andy Houk. In this article he shares his personal learning cycle of three steps (repeated many times, over many years): self-study, getting a coach, and practicing.
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TOCPA International Conference May 13-16 2019, Johannesburg, South Africa

TOCPA International Conference  May 13-16 2019,  Johannesburg, South Africa | TLS - TOC, Lean & Six Sigma | Scoop.it

TOCPA International Conference in Johannesburg, South Africa. 13-16 May 2019. 2 days of Master Classes and 2 days of conference. Check out the programme.

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Isao Yoshino Seminar on Lean Leadership and the Toyota Way - April 25, 2019 - Univ. of California, San Francisco, USA

Isao Yoshino Seminar on Lean Leadership and the Toyota Way - April 25, 2019 - Univ. of California, San Francisco, USA | TLS - TOC, Lean & Six Sigma | Scoop.it

(Association for Manufacturing Excellence: Rolling Meadows, IL) -- Learn about the historic and cultural roots behind the people-development concepts and principles underlying the Toyota Way at the “Isao Yoshino seminar on lean leadership and the Toyota Way” to be held April 25, 2019, 8 a.m.

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Logical Thinking Process training by Bill Dettmer – June 2019, Paris France

Logical Thinking Process training by Bill Dettmer – June 2019, Paris France | TLS - TOC, Lean & Six Sigma | Scoop.it
Strategy course with the Logical Thinking Process by Bill Dettmer, world expert on the subject.

 

LTP – THE 6-Day course. This is THE training course on the Logical Thinking Process by Bill Dettmer himself. A unique occasion to be personally coached by Bill. Only 6 organizations admitted preferably in groups of 2 people.

 

The Logical Thinking Process, uses sound logic and a set of tools to provide executives and system managers an effective method for designing organizational strategy, planning its deployment, evaluating its effectiveness, and making corrections as needed in the shortest possible time.

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Meet the Lean Manufacturing CFO - article | IndustryWeek.com

Meet the Lean Manufacturing CFO - article | IndustryWeek.com | TLS - TOC, Lean & Six Sigma | Scoop.it
If the person behind the money is indifferent or even anti-lean, then lean manufacturing likely will never gain a foothold. With finance's support, however, transformational change is possible.
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2019 TOC annual conference - Chicago, USA, 14-17th July

2019 TOC annual conference - Chicago, USA, 14-17th July | TLS - TOC, Lean & Six Sigma | Scoop.it
The 2019 TOCICO International Conference is your chance to share the results of your “Productivity Journey” with the global TOC community, and to learn more about which TOC solution is the natural next step for you and your corporate team as you continue on your path to “The Goal” and ultimate success.
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Lean 4.0: nothing but rebranding good old Lean Manufacturing? | Chris Hohmann

Lean 4.0: nothing but rebranding good old Lean Manufacturing? | Chris Hohmann | TLS - TOC, Lean & Six Sigma | Scoop.it
Skeptics and critical thinkers (I count myself to the latter) may argue that Lean 4.0 is nothing more than a rebranding of good old Lean Manufacturing, and new opportunity to sell refurbished Lean Manufacturing training and consulting, boosted by the Industry 4.0 hype. You have no clue what Lean 4.0 is? Read my post: What…
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Toyota will develop lunar rover | Industryweek.com

Toyota will develop lunar rover | Industryweek.com | TLS - TOC, Lean & Six Sigma | Scoop.it
Toyota is teaming up with Japan's space agency on a planned mission to the Moon, with the Japanese auto giant expected to develop a lunar rover, officials and local media said on March 6.

It will be the car manufacturer's first full-fledged entry into space exploration after the company jointly developed a small robot sent to the International Space Station.
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What If Elon Musk Took Manufacturing Cars Seriously? - Article by Jeffrey Liker | Lean.org

What If Elon Musk Took Manufacturing Cars Seriously? - Article by Jeffrey Liker | Lean.org | TLS - TOC, Lean & Six Sigma | Scoop.it

When Tesla first started, Toyota took a strong interest in the company, but Musk had no interest in the Toyota Production System. ...

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People First Leadership: A Conversation by Jim Morgan with Alan Mulally (sound recording)

People First Leadership: A Conversation by Jim Morgan with Alan Mulally (sound recording) | TLS - TOC, Lean & Six Sigma | Scoop.it
Alan Mulally is a brilliant engineer who led historic transformations as CEO of Boeing Commercial and then Ford Motor Company. But just as important as what he accomplished, is how he accomplished it. His people first, inclusive approach to leadership not only created great products and successful companies, but also created an organization people wanted to be a part of.
Philip Marris's insight:

A very interesting 50 minute interview by someone who has an impressive track record and is good at explaining how he did it. A good example of good Lean.

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TLS summary diagram by Bob Sproull | Focus and Leverage

TLS summary diagram by Bob Sproull | Focus and Leverage | TLS - TOC, Lean & Six Sigma | Scoop.it

I have added a new element to my original UIC concentric circles, first introduced in my book, The Ultimate Improvement Cycle [1], with that being your expected TLS deliverables. The figure [above] is that third concentric circle.

Philip Marris's insight:

This is another extract from Bob Sproull's latest (TLS) 2018 book "The Focus and Leverage Improvement Book".

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Lean Enterprise Summit - Texas, USA March 27-28 2019

Lean Enterprise Summit - Texas, USA March 27-28 2019 | TLS - TOC, Lean & Six Sigma | Scoop.it

[...] John Shook, Jim Womack, and Jean Cunningham will be giving keynotes [...] talks from NASA, ING, Coca-Cola, Spotify, Daktronics, TechnipFMC [...] Jim Womack’s presentation will look at the world of 1979, the world of 2019, and the world of the future that he hopes we will create together. His objective is to gain agreement on our common origin and to shine a realistic light on our current state of thinking and practice. He will think creatively about the path ahead, a rapid or slow  journey, ...

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