Waste

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By: Cristina Gia Waste reduction is crucial to Lean strategy. If carried out successfully, both productivity and quality will be improved and overall costs will be reduced. What is waste? Waste can usually be defined as something which is unwanted, unnecessary to the overall process, and an inefficient use of resources.  To put it simply, …

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Force Field Analysis

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By: Kelsey McIntyre Hi everyone! Today we will be exploring how to generate a force field analysis and how it can be beneficial when learning and applying lean principles. A force field analysis is a tool used to visualise the driving forces and the restraining forces that affect some area of interest. It may be …

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The Snowflake Game

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By: Kelsey McIntyre   Hello everyone! Today we will be explaining how to play the snowflake game and seeing how it can be beneficial when learning and applying lean principles. Communicating an idea isn’t just about providing all of the necessary information, it requires that the information is understood. Even if you have the greatest …

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Why good photography and copywriting is Lean

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By Alan S. Morrison When Mark spoke about Lean to St Andrews Business Club in September 2016 it made complete sense to me because I’ve already been applying its principles in my work for 30 years without realising it. At its heart, Lean is about eliminating waste in order to maximise value creation. Using less …

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Three Sources of Loss

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Three sources of loss The overriding purpose of a lean system is to configure assets, material resources, and workers in a way that improves the process flow to the customer’s benefit while minimizing losses caused by waste, variability, and inflexibility. These forms of loss are apparent in the public sector, where the consumer must often …

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