What is a Bottleneck?

What is a Bottleneck?

Table of contentsWhat is a bottleneck?Production VariationsProduction CapacityHow do you detect a workflow bottleneck?How do you reduce or eliminate bottleneck effects?Work in batchesIncrease the number of people and resourcesSet WIP limitsDo not leave the bottleneck...
What is Design Thinking?

What is Design Thinking?

Table of contentsWhat is Design Process Thinking?Wicked vs. Tame ProblemsWhat’s the Purpose of Design Thinking?What’s the Value?What are the design principles?IdeationEmpathy and user-centricityCollaborationAction-orientated biasIteration and...
What is Continuous Improvement?

What is Continuous Improvement?

Table of contentsWhat is Continuous Improvement?The Continuous Improvement ModelCore Principles of Continuous ImprovementIdeas from employees are valuableMinor changes are more important than major paradigm shifts and new inventionsIncremental improvements are usually...
What is Standard Work?

What is Standard Work?

Table of contentsStandard WorkWhat is Standardization?Standard Work StepsDefine or identify a standardConverge on the standardVerify that the standard is reasonable and that it is easy to followThe three elements of Standard Work1- Work Sequence2- Standard...
What is SMED?

What is SMED?

Table of contentsWhat is SMED?The basics of SMED (Single Minute Exchange of Dies)Implementing SMEDStep 1: Identify a Pilot areaStep 2: Identify changeover elementsStep 3: Separate External Changeover ElementsStep 4: Convert Internal Elements into External ElementsStep...