Impact/Effort Matrix

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By: Kelsey McIntyre Hello all! Today we will be exploring how to generate an impact/effort matrix and how it can be beneficial when learning and applying lean principles. When coming up with possible actions to undertake for your business, it is always good to visualise the potential payoff vs. the cost of taking the action …

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Kanban Pizza

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By: Cristina Marini You will need: A few teams of (x) people Post-it notes in green, pink and yellow Red markers Scissors Tape A sheet of paper labelled ‘oven’ Order sheets with sections for: the order, if it’s been placed, and if it’s been delivered A timer or any other similar device Developed in 2011 …

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What is Lean?

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By: Kelsey McIntyre Hey everyone, today we will be discussing the basics of Lean so that you can see how to start implementing Lean philosophies into your business. Lean is the right people continuously searching for the simplest and smoothest process in order to meet customer needs perfectly. It has been used to improve customer …

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The Boat Game

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By: Cristina Gia Hello! Today we’re going to explain why and how a boat  building exercise can enforce Lean principles. All you will need is paper and teams of more than two people! The game will help emphasise and develop core Kanban Principles: evolutionary change sticking with the existing process respecting roles and titles allowing …

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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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