Management Standard Work What is standard work? Simply said, standard work is documenting and standardizing your production or business process. In one of his most famous quotes, Taiichi Ohno once said: “Where there is no standard, there can be no Kaizen”. What Taiichi Ohno meant was that unless you document, standardize and measure a process first,
What is BPM? One of the industry leaders on the subject, BPM.com defines BPM as : “Business Process Management (BPM) is a discipline involving any combination of modeling, automation, execution, control, measurement and optimization of business activity flows, in support of enterprise goals, spanning systems, employees, customers and partners within and beyond the enterprise boundaries.”
What is a Manufacturing Execution System “MES”? MES Definition At a high level, a manufacturing execution system is a software that is able to report live data from the production floor by reporting on all key production activities as they occur. MES systems manage all manufacturing operations from the point of order release to finished
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When Are Lean Manufacturing Tools Poorly Used? As a Lean Manufacturing Consultant, I work with a lot of different companies and it seems like each one of them has standardized the use of a different lean manufacturing tool. Some companies use value stream mapping, One-Less-At-A-Time, 5S, Poka-Yoke and other strictly focus on their pull system.
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