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  • Business applications, data analytics can make business lean

    Centralised business apps, such as ERP and CRM can frustrate, but also make a business lean. Data analytics has a fresh Six Sigma role to play 

  • Addressing common lean manufacturing implementation myths

    In this book chapter excerpt, find out the truth behind common lean manufacturing implementation myths and misconceptions. 

  • Overcoming lean manufacturing challenges

    In this book chapter, learn how to overcome lean manufacturing challenges and common obstacles to lean success. 

  • Making the lean manufacturing management commitment

    In order for a lean initiative to be successful, lean manufacturing management must be willing to commit to implementation and training plans. Strong lean manufacturing leadership is able to evaluate what lean needs to do and solve problems down the ... 

  • Building a business case for lean implementation

    Introducing lean thinking to your staff means explaining what lean does and how it will help your business. Identifying your goals, explaining the concepts of kaizen and kanban and setting up lean training programs are all parts of building a busines... 

  • Creating a lean implementation plan

    There are many factors to consider before starting a lean implementation project. Make sure to address any questions about systems capabilities, cultural change and leadership before creating a lean implementation plan. 

  • spaghetti diagram

    A spaghetti diagram is a graphic representation of the flow of some entity, such as a person, a product or a piece of information, as it goes through some process. 

  • lean production

    Lean production is an assembly-line methodology developed originally for Toyota and the manufacturing of automobiles. It is also known as the Toyota Production System or just-in-time production. 

  • kaizen (or continuous improvement)

    Kaizen, also known as continuous improvement, is an approach to work that systematically seeks to achieve small, incremental changes in processes in order to improve efficiency and quality. 

  • Applying lean techniques to quality control

    Dr. Michael Grieves, a professor at the University of Iowa, explains how Lean Six Sigma can be used to analyze and redesign quality-control workflows and automate them for greater accuracy and efficiency. 

  • Business applications, data analytics can make business lean

    Centralised business apps, such as ERP and CRM can frustrate, but also make a business lean. Data analytics has a fresh Six Sigma role to play 

  • spaghetti diagram

    A spaghetti diagram is a graphic representation of the flow of some entity, such as a person, a product or a piece of information, as it goes through some process. 

  • Applying lean techniques to quality control

    Dr. Michael Grieves, a professor at the University of Iowa, explains how Lean Six Sigma can be used to analyze and redesign quality-control workflows and automate them for greater accuracy and efficiency. 

  • Addressing common lean manufacturing implementation myths

    In this book chapter excerpt, find out the truth behind common lean manufacturing implementation myths and misconceptions. 

  • Overcoming lean manufacturing challenges

    In this book chapter, learn how to overcome lean manufacturing challenges and common obstacles to lean success. 

  • Making the lean manufacturing management commitment

    In order for a lean initiative to be successful, lean manufacturing management must be willing to commit to implementation and training plans. Strong lean manufacturing leadership is able to evaluate what lean needs to do and solve problems down the ... 

  • Building a business case for lean implementation

    Introducing lean thinking to your staff means explaining what lean does and how it will help your business. Identifying your goals, explaining the concepts of kaizen and kanban and setting up lean training programs are all parts of building a busines... 

  • Creating a lean implementation plan

    There are many factors to consider before starting a lean implementation project. Make sure to address any questions about systems capabilities, cultural change and leadership before creating a lean implementation plan. 

  • lean production

    Lean production is an assembly-line methodology developed originally for Toyota and the manufacturing of automobiles. It is also known as the Toyota Production System or just-in-time production. 

  • kaizen (or continuous improvement)

    Kaizen, also known as continuous improvement, is an approach to work that systematically seeks to achieve small, incremental changes in processes in order to improve efficiency and quality. 

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A lean manufacturing strategy combined with ERP software can help your company improve productivity and optimize workflow. Find lean manufacturing basics explained in this section and get a basic understanding of lean principles here.