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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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Introduction to Kaizen Video

The Meaning of Kaizen – Short Introduction Training Video

Checkout my new introductory video on kaizen! The complete video series is available via my QuickSmarts collection, which is available in all training memberships. References and Resources Course: Kaizen Best Practices Article: Lean 101 – Kaizen Article: Lean 101 – 5S Productivity Article: Lean 101 – 8 Wastes of Lean