10 Random Tips to Help Supercharge You on Your Lean Journey<br />Presented by<br />Jeff Hajek<br />Gotta Go Lean<br />Tim ...
Go to the Gemba<br />Go see for yourself at the place the work is done.  <br />Look at the process and talk with the peopl...
Watch and Listen to What People Really Say<br />I’m on board with the changes.<br />Images courtesy of Wikimedia Commons h...
Develop Your People<br />Encourage learning, teamwork and continuous improvement.  <br />Build knowledge in problem solvin...
Find Little, Instant Rewards<br />Free lunch<br />Parking spaces<br />Credit in company store<br />Leave 5 minutes early (...
Many Small Wins, Rather Than The Occasional Big Win<br />Small wins keep up the enthusiasm, and certainly add up.  <br />E...
Buy People Books<br />Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Books_of_the_Past.jpg<br ...
Stop Fighting Fires<br />Problems (fires) can be avoided and the resulting fire fighting by trying these proactive steps:<...
Measure Twice, Improve Once<br />Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Measuring_tape...
Map Your Value Stream<br />Mapping your processes will help you understand the actual condition.<br />The actual place or ...
Remember: Lean is a Four Letter Word<br />%<br />#<br />L<br />N<br />© 2011 by Velaction Continuous Improvement, LLC and ...
Bonus Tip: Quarter inch steel doesn’t make good shelving <br />Or… Learn to Laugh at Yourself<br />© 2011 by Velaction Con...
Conclusion<br />Go to the Gemba<br />Watch and Listen to What People ReallySay<br />Develop Your People<br />Find Little, ...
Next Webinar…<br />What would you like to hear about?<br />Have you attended our webinars before?<br />Have you told a col...
Follow-up Information<br />http://www.ALeanJourney.com<br />http://www.facebook.com/ALeanJourney<br />@TimALeanJourney<br ...
Questions<br />Jeff Hajek<br />Info@Velaction.com<br />www.GottaGoLean.com<br />1.800.670.5805<br />Tim McMahon<br />http:...
Copyright Terms<br />You may modify this presentation for use within your own organization.<br />You may distribute this p...
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Tim McMahon of the "A Lean Journey" blog (http://ALeanJourney.com), and Jeff Hajek of the Gotta Go Lean blog (http://www.GottaGoLean.com) offer several Lean tips to help speed up progress on your Lean Journey.
Put these simple Lean strategies to use, and supercharge your continuous improvement efforts.

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  • Management must go to the Gemba to practice Lean management. Gemba is roughly translated from the Japanese as the real place. The idea of the Gemba is simple: go to the place, look at the process, and talk with the people. Gemba walking teaches us to see in new ways what we have failed to see before. So what do you look for and how do you see it? All management should learn to ask these three simple questions: 1) What is the process? 2) How can you tell it is working? 3) What are you doing to improve it (if it is working)?
  • Problems (fires) can be avoided and the resulting fire fighting by trying these proactive steps:- Stop rewarding fire fighting and start recognizing fire preventing.- Create a corrective and preventative action process based on root cause analysis.- Put corrective action in place on the root cause of the problem- Conduct follow-ups on corrective and preventative actions to ensure effectiveness.- Share lessons learned from past opportunities so they are not repeated with another customer, order, project, etc.- Use a strategic planning tool like SWOT analysis (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats).- Use mistake proofing and standard work practices.- Implement “layered audits” (an ongoing chain of simple verification checks, which through observation, evaluation and conversations on the line, assure that key work steps are being performedproperly)
  • 10 Random Tips To Supercharge Your Lean Journey

    1. 1. 10 Random Tips to Help Supercharge You on Your Lean Journey<br />Presented by<br />Jeff Hajek<br />Gotta Go Lean<br />Tim McMahon<br />A Lean Journey<br />© 2011 by Velaction Continuous Improvement, LLC and Tim McMahon.<br />All Rights Reserved.<br />Version 8/3/2011<br />
    2. 2. Go to the Gemba<br />Go see for yourself at the place the work is done. <br />Look at the process and talk with the people<br />Ask these three simple questions:<br />What is the process?<br />How can you tell it is working?<br />What are you doing to improve it (if it is working)?<br />Teaches us to see in new ways what we have failed to see before<br />Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Inside_the_Bender_Factory_-_geograph.org.uk_-_1547827.jpg<br />© 2011 by Velaction Continuous Improvement, LLC and Tim McMahon.<br />All Rights Reserved.<br />
    3. 3. Watch and Listen to What People Really Say<br />I’m on board with the changes.<br />Images courtesy of Wikimedia Commons http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Gnome-face-worried.svg & http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Gnome-face-smile-big.svg<br />© 2011 by Velaction Continuous Improvement, LLC and Tim McMahon.<br />All Rights Reserved.<br />
    4. 4. Develop Your People<br />Encourage learning, teamwork and continuous improvement. <br />Build knowledge in problem solving thinking and countermeasures. <br />Continue learning and trying out new ideas<br />Encourage experimentation and taking reasonable risk.<br />Trust people to do the right thing<br />Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:US_Navy_090814-N-0634R-126_Sailors_from_Tactical_Air_Control_Squadron_(TACRON)_21_carry_logs_during_conditioning_training.jpg<br />© 2011 by Velaction Continuous Improvement, LLC and Tim McMahon.<br />All Rights Reserved.<br />
    5. 5. Find Little, Instant Rewards<br />Free lunch<br />Parking spaces<br />Credit in company store<br />Leave 5 minutes early (beat the rush)<br />Donuts<br />Mmmmm….Donuts<br />Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Buffet-2.jpg<br />© 2011 by Velaction Continuous Improvement, LLC and Tim McMahon.<br />All Rights Reserved.<br />
    6. 6. Many Small Wins, Rather Than The Occasional Big Win<br />Small wins keep up the enthusiasm, and certainly add up. <br />Embed your improvements for lasting change.<br />“The way we do things around here.”<br />Management needs to continually recognize small wins.<br />Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Army.mil_%22We_Were_So_Close%22_(406094474).jpg<br />© 2011 by Velaction Continuous Improvement, LLC and Tim McMahon.<br />All Rights Reserved.<br />
    7. 7. Buy People Books<br />Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Books_of_the_Past.jpg<br />© 2011 by Velaction Continuous Improvement, LLC and Tim McMahon.<br />All Rights Reserved.<br />
    8. 8. Stop Fighting Fires<br />Problems (fires) can be avoided and the resulting fire fighting by trying these proactive steps:<br />Stop rewarding fire fighting and start recognizing fire preventing.<br />Create a corrective and preventative action process based on root cause analysis.<br />Conduct follow-ups.<br />Share lessons learned. <br />Use mistake proofing and standard work practices.<br />Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:US_Navy_091005-N-9860Y-001_Alan_Sprouse,_a_Navy_Region_Northwest_Fire_and_Emergency_Services_fire_inspector,_helps_a_School_Age_Care_Programs_student_extinguish_a_grease_fire.jpg<br />© 2011 by Velaction Continuous Improvement, LLC and Tim McMahon.<br />All Rights Reserved.<br />
    9. 9. Measure Twice, Improve Once<br />Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Measuring_tape_ubt_203.JPG<br />© 2011 by Velaction Continuous Improvement, LLC and Tim McMahon.<br />All Rights Reserved.<br />
    10. 10. Map Your Value Stream<br />Mapping your processes will help you understand the actual condition.<br />The actual place or location in which a process occurs<br />The actual employees working in that location<br />The actual process in that location<br />A Target is not the same as a Target Condition<br />Take a tour from end-to-end of the flow with out prejudice.<br />Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Vsm-epa.gif<br />© 2011 by Velaction Continuous Improvement, LLC and Tim McMahon.<br />All Rights Reserved.<br />
    11. 11. Remember: Lean is a Four Letter Word<br />%<br />#<br />L<br />N<br />© 2011 by Velaction Continuous Improvement, LLC and Tim McMahon.<br />All Rights Reserved.<br />
    12. 12. Bonus Tip: Quarter inch steel doesn’t make good shelving <br />Or… Learn to Laugh at Yourself<br />© 2011 by Velaction Continuous Improvement, LLC and Tim McMahon.<br />All Rights Reserved.<br />
    13. 13. Conclusion<br />Go to the Gemba<br />Watch and Listen to What People ReallySay<br />Develop Your People<br />Find Little, Instant Rewards<br />Many Small Wins, Rather Than The Occasional Big Win<br />Buy People Books<br />Stop Fighting Fires<br />Measure Twice, Improve Once<br />Map Your Value Stream<br />Remember: Lean is a Four Letter Word<br />© 2011 by Velaction Continuous Improvement, LLC and Tim McMahon.<br />All Rights Reserved.<br />
    14. 14. Next Webinar…<br />What would you like to hear about?<br />Have you attended our webinars before?<br />Have you told a colleague about these webinars?<br />Give us some feedback?<br />
    15. 15. Follow-up Information<br />http://www.ALeanJourney.com<br />http://www.facebook.com/ALeanJourney<br />@TimALeanJourney<br />A Lean Journey LinkedIn Group<br /><ul><li>http://www.GottaGoLean.com</li></ul> New Form (Policy Deployment Matrix)<br />© 2011 by Velaction Continuous Improvement, LLC and Tim McMahon.<br />All Rights Reserved.<br />
    16. 16. Questions<br />Jeff Hajek<br />Info@Velaction.com<br />www.GottaGoLean.com<br />1.800.670.5805<br />Tim McMahon<br />http://linkedin.com/in/timothyfmcmahon<br />860-469-LEAN (5326)<br />© 2011 by Velaction Continuous Improvement, LLC and Tim McMahon.<br />All Rights Reserved.<br />
    17. 17. Copyright Terms<br />You may modify this presentation for use within your own organization.<br />You may distribute this presentation within your own organization.<br />You may not distribute this presentation, its derivative works, or images contained within it outside of your own organization.<br />© 2011 by Velaction Continuous Improvement, LLC and Tim McMahon.<br />All Rights Reserved.<br />
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