A fundamental concept in lean manufacturing is the concept of “value.” What is value? Find out in this video, from a recent trip Daniel took to Disney World!
Why are you doing lean? And what’s most important to you in your organization? CEO Greg Glebe at Xylem Design answers these questions from our webinar about lean at Xylem Design.
The webinar replay is free to view! Just click here to learn more.
Recording family moments in video has never been easier with the introduction of the smart phone, but managing the inventory can be a nuissance! In this video, Daniel shows a way to eliminate needless digital inventory and the wastes of motion and transportation in backing up video files. Instead, he recommends a simple solution that follows in the footsteps of Paul Akers and 2 Second Lean.
The success of your lean journey truly depends on your ability to standardize your improvements. If you fail to standardize well, you’ll just keep losing ground! So in this video Daniel takes his morning routine for the new year and standardizes it. By making it physical and visual, this standard routine stands a better chance at being followed!
We made an entire training course that includes 3S and the best part about it is it is wickedly fun! The lean concept of 3S stands for three Japanese terms translated into english meaning: sort, sweep, and standardize. It’s a simple yet powerful method for creating organization and productivity while identifying problems and “fixing the things that bug us.”
We learned it from Paul Akers and the thousands of organizations practicing 2 Second Lean. We decided to make 3S relatable to all people, so in this video you’ll find five reasons why everyone needs 3S.
If you enjoy the video you can find much more about the Basics of Lean 5S Course here.
Let’s be honest, many workshops, meetings, and conferences are quite boring. The “one person speaks, everyone else listens” model can be extremely ineffective and very wasteful! How is the speaker supposed to know the needs of a 20+ person crowd audience? How is the speaker supposed to meet the individual needs of each person in the audience?
Batch communication like this (with everyone listening to the speaker at once) is very wasteful of human communication. But worst of all, it frequently ignores or misses the genius of people sitting in the audience.
There’s another way to do things, and it’s with Liberating Structures.
These simple structures of how people communicate and work together are incredible! Take participation, engagement, and the quality of discussions and problem solving to a whole new level!