History of operational Excellence methods

History of operational Excellence methods

Taylorism, a production management methodology from the beginning of the twentieth Century ! Kaizen, a Japanese method created in the years 50! The 6 Sigma, a statistical tool developed in the years 80! The Lean, invented by Americans in the years 90! Introduction So...

History of Toyota

Inspired by many authors and researchers on production methods, this article traces in detail the history of Toyota and how they reached the Dantotsu. The history of Toyota finds its origins in 1897 while Sakichi Toyoda decides to diversify a family-owned carpet...

1 – What is Lean?

LEAN is primarily a method to reduce waste and is based on a mindset. Introduction The Lean method is a set of tools for: Eliminating waste to increase our efficiency, OEE and reduce our Kosu All based on a state of mind linking quality and productivity The TPS House...

2 – The Mindset

Wilcoxon Test The Wilcoxon test is not to be confused with the Wilcoxon-Mann Whitney test. Even if they are similar, this one is suitable for matched data. 1 – Introduction to the mindset of Lean Lean is a trip and not a destination! 2 – The Toyota WAY The...

3 – The Muda, Muri and Mura

At the very essence of Lean, we find the desire to structure a process of reduction and elimination of wastes (Muda), variability and improbabilities (the 3 MU). Introduction All of these words, Muda Muri Mura, define tasks that are ultimately waste of time *,...

4 – Gemba

The Gemba (現場) means Ground. Behind this simple word lurks a real culture of change and a profound change in the attitudes of each one in the organization of the company. Definition By definition, the Gemba, which means “ground”, is there: Where the work...