Technology within Kaizen

Nowadays, there are countless technological means available to organizations so that they can manage, carry out, follow up, and improve their processes at all levels. However, investment in technology does not always guarantee the success expected by the organization, or even worse, sometimes hinders its operations and development.

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How to Achieve Lean Buy-in across Your Organization

Society nowadays puts too much emphasis on the importance of being excellent. But, many of us are under too much pressure and some choose to be “mediocre” while others may even feel uncomfortable with the idea of pursuing excellence altogether. When leaders find themselves dealing with this type of thinking in promoting lean within their organization, how should they approach lean buy-in across their organization?

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Lean Implementation is NOT the Goal

Nowadays, all good results obtained in terms of safety, quality, productivity and delivery seems to be linked to lean implementation. Whilst the implementation of lean methodologies has positive potential, there are a large number of companies that fail to establish a lean culture. This article explores the purpose of lean transformation and how it impacts organizations that set out on a lean implementation journey.

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Lean Photography – A Young Professional’s Lean Business Transformation

Lean management and Toyota Production System principles offer excellent and practical process management ideas and tools for anyone who wishes to improve their productivity and operational efficiency. This article presents an inspiring story of a young professional photographer’s lean business transformation and how he has refined his operations through the application of TPS methods to achieve considerable benefits.

The Myriad Benefits of Value Stream Mapping

Japanese manufacturers have been systemically synchronising the value stream processes for decades to target cost reductions, improve quality and reduce lead times to customers. The team at Shinka Management has had a long and close relationship with the best of Japanese manufacturing. Our strong relationships enables us to see and work with high calibre organisations that use forms of value stream mapping to gain a complete understanding of their operations.