By Daniel Markovitz
This e-book describes how one can foster a brand new approach and enhance your functionality by way of making use of lean the right way to your paintings. It interprets robust lean instruments reminiscent of visible administration, move, pull, 5S, and kaizen in your day-by-day paintings, revealing how they could support to enhance potency, decrease waste, and hyperlink you ever extra heavily to client price. this custom might help you improve higher self-awareness, extra disciplined problem-solving talents, and the facility to self-correct error. This source not just offers the instruments, but additionally teaches you the way to discover the foundation motives underlying your inefficiencies so that you can dispose of them completely. it is going to enable you instantly enhance own productiveness whereas constructing the abilities wanted for non-stop development. Real-world examples that illustrate how those rules were effectively utilized throughout a number of industries are explored. -- Read more...
summary: This ebook describes how one can foster a brand new approach and increase your functionality via employing lean ways to your paintings. It interprets strong lean instruments resembling visible administration, circulate, pull, 5S, and kaizen for your day-by-day paintings, revealing how they could aid to enhance potency, decrease waste, and hyperlink you ever extra heavily to buyer price. this custom can assist you improve higher self-awareness, extra disciplined problem-solving talents, and the power to self-correct mistakes. This source not just presents the instruments, but in addition teaches you the way to discover the foundation explanations underlying your inefficiencies so that you can dispose of them completely. it's going to provide help to instantly enhance own productiveness whereas constructing the abilities wanted for non-stop development. Real-world examples that illustrate how those rules were effectively utilized throughout a number of industries are explored
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That’s the first step. The Lean gurus define this purging process as “sorting”—as in, sorting the garbage from the value. I prefer to think of it as common sense. There’s no point in paying rent on the square footage occupied by cabinets jammed with files inherited from your predecessor three years ago—files you’ve never looked at. There’s no point in creating files for all that useless paper. That would be tantamount to alphabetizing your garbage, and that’s pure waste. So, get a dumpster and toss all the detritus that has accumulated over the years—really.
Spotting Value, Spotting Waste ◾ 17 Allison isn’t alone, even if her story is dramatic. A 1997 Wall Street Journal survey of 2600 executives revealed that they spend six weeks per year simply looking for information. Not doing anything with that information to build their businesses or service their customers—just looking for it. Of course, that survey was conducted before e-mail led to an explosion in corporate communication. Now, even with Google desktop search and other similar engines, the situation isn’t any better.
1 hours per 12-hour shift on documentation. 2 million forms each year. Even worse, documentation errors often weren’t detected for three to five weeks after patient dismissal. 13 Each nurse recaptured three hours per shift to spend with patients—the activity that they not only love, but which also creates the real value for the patients/customers. In these two examples, the 5S principles of seiri (sort) and seiton (set in order) were used to reduce systemic waste—of time, effort, and energy—and helped workers spend more time doing something important for customers.
A factory of one : applying lean principles to banish waste and improve your personal performance by Daniel Markovitz