Improvement Results

The State of Washington’s Results page hosts a variety of reports and information on Lean efforts in their state.  Take a look and see if you find anything which may be on your list of projects to work on.  The groundwork may already be out there for a solution to your project.

http://results.wa.gov/what-we-do/measure-results/results

Lean Webinar

Webinar on Kaizen event considerations. Had some highlights about reverse Lean considerations with Kaizen work. Slide deck will be shared.

https://leonardogroupamericas.lpages.co/3-steps-to-better-kaizen/

Innovation Before Automation

The State of Ohio’s LeanOhio initiative describes the benefits of process improvement prior to the implementation of new technology in this publication:

http://lean.ohio.gov/Portals/0/docs/info/LeanOhio_Innovate_Before_You_Automate_july2015.pdf

 

“The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency.  The second is that automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency.”

– Bill Gates

Lean Websites

Several useful Lean websites are listed below.

Poka Yoke examples: http://www.referenceforbusiness.com/management/Or-Pr/Poka-Yoke.html

Gemba Academy Pod Casts http://blog.gembaacademy.com/podcasts/

Lean Terminology: https://www.paloalto.va.gov/docs/LeanTerminology.pdf

Thank you.