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Lean Stabilization Audit

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The Lean Stabilization Audit measures your company's Lean maturity in three categories:

  1. Leadership and Culture
  2. Workforce Development
  3. Operational Excellence

If your company struggles in any of these three categories, it will be difficult for you to sustain Lean excellence. Click the button below to begin the Lean Stabilization Audit and find out where you might have room to improve!

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Kanban Basics

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The Kanban method was inspired by how American supermarkets managed their stock, with small amounts of product displayed on shelves, and turning that product quickly. Like the supermarket, the material Kanban method responds to actions taken by your customer, who could be an operator on the production line. Material will be replenished not based on a fixed schedule, but on actual usage or consumption. In that way the delivery system can respond to variation in usage dynamically and automatically, as the usage changes. The Kanban system is therefore highly “self-regulating”, within limits of course.

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Are Lean Thinking and Simulation Modeling Compatible?

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We’ve been asked this question by many of our students, who believe that when you’re operating under a Lean methodology, instead of simulating something, your time would be better spent on the factory floor.

Well, we're going to make the case for you today that simulation modeling is a much safer way of designing a production line.

Now, if we're talking about a line that is two stations with just screwdrivers and bits and pieces then, yeah sure, there’s no risk implementing changes right away. However, if you are like several of our clients who build highly complex products, the risk is much higher, and you should seriously consider modeling your line before bringing it live or implanting changes.

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