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Make Progress with Kaizen Applying Continuous Standardization

If you’re trying to do lean, kaizen, continuous improvement, or 2 second lean (or anything other popular lingo used today), but you just don’t seem to be making progress, this video is for you! You must equally emphasize continuous standardization alongside continuous improvement… or else your improvements won’t stick longterm or generate progress! So learn …

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Quick Changeover Video (SMED) at the Lean Donut Shop

If you have equipment and processes requiring changeovers or setup time, you must learn a lean principle called SMED (single minute exchange of die). SMED—also known as “quick changeover”—is the practice of radically reducing changeover times. You must reduce your changeover times for two primary reasons: Long changeovers waste your equipment capacity. Long changeovers tempt …

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The #1 Lean Metric (Any Angry Customer Will Tell You About It)

Many metrics are important for measuring performance and leading kaizen improvements at an organization. Ask any consultant or ready any book and you will soon have an alphabet soup of important metrics (e.g. SQDCM)! But there is ONE metric that is more important than any other. Customers won’t care about your pricing, your delivery terms, …

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