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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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10 Random Tips To Supercharge Your Lean Journey

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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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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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