Lean Manufacturing Blog UK

This is where you'll find our collection of Lean Manufacturing stories and insights; our blog of Lean and Productivity insights from our work that can be applied in manufacturing.
Some of these are directly related to the factory environment, others to the support functions and services we often find can be improved too.

Re-Shoring, Automation

Re-Shoring, Automation and Value Chains

Re-shoring, Automation and Value ChainsWhen considering a lean value chain it can often highlight the time materials, reports, information all spend in transport or waiting.This why many organisations discover that off-shoring work can drive down labour related costs whilst driving up Work in Progress and delay responses to customers. This off-shored work, over the last 30 years […]

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What is Lean Manufacturing PDF

What is Lean Manufacturing PDF

Lean Manufacturing PDFWhat is Lean Manufacturing PDFThe PDF guide below was written to give an introduction to Lean Manufacturing, just click on the title below to get your copy.The guide includes sections onRespect for PeopleThe 7 Wastes – 30 real examples of waste found in organisationsWhy Work in Progress is importantWe hope you enjoy it and […]

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Lean Manufacturing the 7 Wastes – What are They?

Lean Manufacturing the 7 Wastes – What Are They?Listen to any Lean Practitioner and within a short while they’ll talk of Waste and in particular 7 types of waste.Within Lean Manufacturing the 7 Wastes are fairly well defined  and they help us to classify types of waste; this helps firstly identify them, it gives clues as […]

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Everyone is Responsible For Improvement

EVERY employee has two jobs??…Toyota, the company who have been progressing improvement since the days they made textile looms, take a very progressive and long-term view on kaizen (change good) and employee engagement.(I don’t think they called it Lean, the word doesn’t exist in the index of the Toyota Production System book by Taiichi Ohno, published […]

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