Focal Point

Quick Reference Guide, 1-Pager

Review our 1-Page, Quick Reference Guide explaining The Toyota Production System (TPS) House. The Toyota Production System (TPS) House Introduction: Business System The Foundation: Stability and Standardization The First Pillar: Jidoka The Second Pillar: JIT (Just-in-Time) The Roof: Management System Human Aspects: Transfer of Knowledge The Roadmap for Implementation: The Focal Points for Implementing a LEAN …

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Reflection Questions, for Lessons Learned

Questions to think about and reflect upon, so you may develop your own Lessons Learned. Reflection Question, Instructions Think through these questions as it pertains to your own current situation, and write down your answers.  Also spend some time beyond a few minutes, and consider the implications and application across multiple scenarios.  Finally, discuss these …

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The Focal Points for Implementing a LEAN Business System

In order to establish a LEAN Business System, there are five (5) Focal Points that require a balanced approach (refer to our topic: Our Balanced Approach for Implementation).  However, most LEAN programs only start at the lower levels, with a pure focus on the Mechanical Tools… Come learn about all of the different Focal Points, …

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The Focal Points for Implementing a LEAN Business System

In order to establish a LEAN Business System, there are five (5) Focal Points that require a balanced approach (refer to our topic: Our Balanced Approach for Implementation).  However, most LEAN programs only start at the lower levels, with a pure focus on the Mechanical Tools… Come learn about all of the different Focal Points, …

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Shop Floor Management System

The Shop Floor Management System is the Integration of Business Objectives/KPI Deployment and Visual Controls in order to Facilitate Problem-Solving and Team Work… Learn more about this Focal Point, along with the Primary Objective, as well as the Overall Benefit and Results: Ensures the Business Objectives/KPIs are Deployed Down to the Operator and Team Member-Level …

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Point Kaizen, and Process Improvements

Point Kaizen, and Process Improvements, Utilizes the Multitude of Tools that are Available to Improve a Single Process or Work Cell… Learn more about this Focal Point, along with the Primary Objective, as well as the Overall Benefit and Results: Oftentimes Focuses on Improvements to Efficiency, Which Creates a Cost Reduction Focuses on Building-in Process …

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Systems-Level Kaizen

Systems-Level Kaizen Focuses on the Series of Connected Processes in order to Improve the Complete Business System Across ALL of the Functions within the Organization… Learn more about this Focal Point, along with the Primary Objective, as well as the Overall Benefit and Results: Systems-Level Kaizen Tools Focuses on Material and Information Flow Improvements Between …

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Management System | Structure

The Management System Provides the Structural Elements to Achieve the Desired Business Objectives/KPIs in a Sustainable Way… Learn more about this Focal Point, along with the Primary Objective, as well as the Overall Benefit and Results: The Management System Elements Focuses on the Execution and Project Management Utilized to Integrate Strategic Planning, Objectives Deployment, and …

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Strategic Kaizen

Strategic Kaizen Focuses on the Development of the Roadmap, and Implementation of the Complete Business System… Learn more about this Focal Point, along with the Primary Objective, as well as the Overall Benefit and Results: Focuses on the Implementation and Application of the LEAN Principles and Concepts, at the Systems-Level Connected with Achieving the Desired …

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LEAN Business System Implementation

The five (5) Focal Points for implementing a LEAN Business System outlines a blueprint or Roadmap for your LEAN Program; whether you are implementing a new program, or if you are continuing your LEAN journey as you develop your existing program. Based upon where you are on your LEAN journey, and what problem(s) you encounter …

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Quick Reference Guide, 1-Pager

Review our 1-Page, Quick Reference Guides explaining the Focal Points for Implementing a LEAN Business System. The Focal Points for Implementing a LEAN Business System Shop Floor Management System Point Kaizen, and Process Improvements Systems-Level Kaizen Management System | Structure Strategic Kaizen

Reflection Questions, for Lessons Learned

Questions to think about and reflect upon, so you may develop your own Lessons Learned. Reflection Question, Instructions Think through these questions as it pertains to your own current situation, and write down your answers.  Also spend some time beyond a few minutes, and consider the implications and application across multiple scenarios.  Finally, discuss these …

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Learning to See Training Course*

Understanding what Muda is, or what is defined as “waste” in the Japanese language, and how to identify it within your operations is one of the most important skills for performing LEAN.  In fact, everything we do is built upon this simple practice, yet few LEAN Practitioners (beginners, as well as subject matter experts) conduct …

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The Focal Points for Implementing a LEAN Business System

In order to establish a LEAN Business System, there are five (5) Focal Points that require a balanced approach.  However, most LEAN programs only start at the lower levels, with a pure focus on the Mechanical Tools. Come learn about all five (5) of the different Focal Points, and how they are integrated with one …

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Explaining the Toyota Production System (TPS) House

The Toyota Production System (TPS) House is a common visual tool used to describe the LEAN Business System and the five (5) Focal Points for its implementation.  But what does it really mean?  And how does it apply to your program efforts? In order to put a framework around your knowledge and understanding, we will …

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