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8 Ways to Create an Infrastructure that Supports Lean

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Creating a Lean organization is never an easy task, but with the right Lean systems in place, it can be far less challenging. Jeff Hajek and Tim McMahon describe 8 ways to create an infrastructure that supports Lean.

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8 Ways to Create an Infrastructure that Supports Lean

  1. 1. 8 Ways to Create an Infrastructure that Supports Lean<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. Introduction<br />What Makes Lean Thinking Work?<br />© 2011 by Velaction Continuous Improvement, LLC and Tim McMahon.<br />All Rights Reserved.<br />
  3. 3. Leadership Vision & Strategy<br />Leaders must create the vision, then energize and enable the organization to achieve it.<br />Strategy makes decision making clear and consistent.<br />An integrated strategy helps develop and strengthen interfaces amongst other teams.<br />Additional Reading: The 6 P's of Leadership<br />http://www.aleanjourney.com/2010/01/6-ps-of-leadership.html<br />Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:2011_State_of_the_Union.jpg<br />© 2011 by Velaction Continuous Improvement, LLC and Tim McMahon.<br />All Rights Reserved.<br />
  4. 4. Create Dedicated Project Areas<br />If my area is 5S’ed, where do I work on projects?<br />© 2011 by Velaction Continuous Improvement, LLC and Tim McMahon.<br />All Rights Reserved.<br />
  5. 5. Create Dedicated Project Areas<br />Make an improvement workshop with…<br /><ul><li>Space to work
  6. 6. Community tools
  7. 7. A range of materials (use kanbans to stock)</li></ul>© 2011 by Velaction Continuous Improvement, LLC and Tim McMahon.<br />All Rights Reserved.<br />
  8. 8. Competency Through Training<br />Deploying Lean is not for amateurs.<br />Lean experts provide mentoring and support throughout your Lean deployment.<br />Identify both current skills and forecasted requirements.<br />Fill the skills gap with comprehensive training.<br />Additional Reading: Learn Continuously<br />http://www.aleanjourney.com/2011/01/learn-continuously.html<br />Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:HAZMAT_training.jpg<br />© 2011 by Velaction Continuous Improvement, LLC and Tim McMahon.<br />All Rights Reserved.<br />
  9. 9. Build a Lean Library<br />With higher expectations on me, how can I learn more about Lean?<br />© 2011 by Velaction Continuous Improvement, LLC and Tim McMahon.<br />All Rights Reserved.<br />
  10. 10. <ul><li>Make a Lean Library with…
  11. 11. Books
  12. 12. Multiple copies of staple Lean books (i.e. Lean Thinking, Whaddaya Mean I Gotta Be Lean?)
  13. 13. DVDs
  14. 14. Posters, QRCs
  15. 15. Training Materials
  16. 16. Forms and Tools
  17. 17. CI Process Docs (Internal)
  18. 18. Best Practices</li></ul>Build a Lean Library<br />© 2011 by Velaction Continuous Improvement, LLC and Tim McMahon.<br />All Rights Reserved.<br />
  19. 19. Cross Functional Teams<br />Teams are greater than the sum of the individual parts.<br />Teams need to be mentored and developed.<br />Effective teams use a set of values that encourage listening and responding constructively to views expressed by others.<br />Additional Reading: Not All Groups are Teams<br />http://www.aleanjourney.com/2009/06/not-all-groups-are-teams.html <br />Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:MAORI_TEAM_.jpg<br />© 2011 by Velaction Continuous Improvement, LLC and Tim McMahon.<br />All Rights Reserved.<br />
  20. 20. Form a Resource Team<br />How does production happen when I am on a project?<br />© 2011 by Velaction Continuous Improvement, LLC and Tim McMahon.<br />All Rights Reserved.<br />
  21. 21. Form aResource Team<br />Trained on “A”<br /><ul><li>Responsibilities
  22. 22. Backfilling
  23. 23. Specialized project skills (welding, MS Office etc.)
  24. 24. Project area training
  25. 25. Kaizen team member (ringer)
  26. 26. Kaizen prep / pre-work
  27. 27. Development opportunity </li></ul>Cross-<br />Training<br />A<br />A & B<br />B<br />B & C<br />C<br />© 2011 by Velaction Continuous Improvement, LLC and Tim McMahon.<br />All Rights Reserved.<br />
  28. 28. Link to Suppliers and Customers<br />Establish linkages with supplier and customer base.<br />Promote learning across the entire value stream.<br />Treat external and internal suppliers the same.<br />Build relationship on mutual respect (win-win).<br />Additional Resources: A Lean Journey Facebook Page Daily Lean Tips<br />http://www.facebook.com/ALeanJourney?sk=notes<br />Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Red_truck_USA.JPG<br />© 2011 by Velaction Continuous Improvement, LLC and Tim McMahon.<br />All Rights Reserved.<br />
  29. 29. Provide Capacity for All Tasks<br />When are we going to do that???<br />© 2011 by Velaction Continuous Improvement, LLC and Tim McMahon.<br />All Rights Reserved.<br />
  30. 30. Provide Capacity for All Tasks<br />Is it realistic to plan 40 hours per week for production?<br />Make sure the time budget matches the improvement plan.<br />© 2011 by Velaction Continuous Improvement, LLC and Tim McMahon.<br />All Rights Reserved.<br />
  31. 31. Conclusion<br />Leadership Vision & Strategy<br />Create Dedicated Project Areas<br />Competency Through Training<br />Build a Lean Library<br />Cross Functional Teams<br />Form a Resource Team<br />Link to Suppliers and Customers<br />Provide Capacity for All Tasks<br />© 2011 by Velaction Continuous Improvement, LLC and Tim McMahon.<br />All Rights Reserved.<br />
  32. 32. Next Webinar…<br />10 Random Tips to Help Supercharge You on Your Lean Journey<br />September 3, 2011<br />9:00 AM PDT<br />
  33. 33. 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
  34. 34. Lean Training System
  35. 35. http://www.velaction.com/products-services/lean-training/
  36. 36. COMING SOON…
  37. 37. Lean Office Exercise
  38. 38. Poka Yoke Exercise</li></ul>© 2011 by Velaction Continuous Improvement, LLC and Tim McMahon.<br />All Rights Reserved.<br />
  39. 39. 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 />
  40. 40. 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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