Continuous improvement is among the foundations of Lean. Yet, it is the principle most teams are struggling with because it’s easy to get started with at first, but quick to reach a plateau. Many leaders fail to understand that continuous improvement is more than process optimization. It is a constant drive to learn and apply. […]
Cycle time is one of the most valuable metrics you can use to acquire a better understanding of your work process. It really helps you forecast your production process precisely. Those who are familiar with Lean and Agile know that there are two different ways to measure cycle time: Excluding non-working hours (plus weekends). Including […]
“Respect for people” is one of the two pillars of Toyota’s corporate culture and the Lean management philosophy. Yet, people think it’s just about being polite. If you ask 100 top-level managers “Do you respect your employees?”, you will probably receive a hundred answers “Of course, I treat employees with respect and dignity”. If your […]
Cumulative flow is one of the most powerful tools available in the lean world, and it is a pity that many people fail to read this graph correctly. If you feel you need more understanding about this Kanban chart, please go through the article and check our simple explanation.