How to start with Lean?

qualprod

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Hi everybody
Can you guide me , how can I start to implement Lean practices in a company?
Which steps and activities need to be done, in order to involve all the processes into this practices?
I know Lean is comprised of several principles
For example we could start to apply it in one product, but in this way, only some people may be involved.
The idea it is that all the company be aware and have to be fully interested and trained in Lean (5s,Kanban, reduce waste, waiting times,etc.).
Please shed some light on me, on how to start Lean manufacturing in a business.
Or could you recommend me some guides, books,etc.
Thanks for your ideas.
 
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AMIT BALLAL

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Start with 5'S- get everyone involved.

Then start working on reducing wastes (Muda, Mura and Muri).

Then go to more complex tools such as VSM, Kanban, Line balancing, SMED, etc.
 

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Before worrying about the tools, start with the culture, specifically Lean Thinking. The reason Toyota so freely allows other companies see their operations is because they know that these companies will focus on the tools and not the culture. Without the culture the tools will almost always fail.
 

qualprod

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Thanks Amit an Miner for you responses.

For the lean outputs, how can these be merged/added to ISO 9001 2015?
(Changes, new practices, monitoring, new way of thinking,etc. )
Thanks
 

Bev D

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Don't think too for ahead.
first research for yourself on the Toyota way.

as Miner said start with CULTURE. Without culture the tools will never stick if they get implemented at all.

Attached is a presentation I made at the ASQ Lean Six Sigma conference in 2017 It has some ideas on how I have done this.
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John Broomfield

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Bev,

Your’s is one of the best management presentations I’ve seen.

Thanks very much for sharing,

John

PS: Take another look at the date in the caption to slide 31.
 

John Broomfield

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Hi everybody
Can you guide me , how can I start to implement Lean practices in a company?
Which steps and activities need to be done, in order to involve all the processes into this practices?
I know Lean is comprised of several principles
For example we could start to apply it in one product, but in this way, only some people may be involved.
The idea it is that all the company be aware and have to be fully interested and trained in Lean (5s,Kanban, reduce waste, waiting times,etc.).
Please shed some light on me, on how to start Lean manufacturing in a business.
Or could you recommend me some guides, books,etc.
Thanks for your ideas.
qualprod,

Here’s an interesting post from Bob Emiliani:

Lean and The Corporation

His research stresses the importance of knowing what type of organization you are working with.

His Lean Management warning label:
 

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Bev D

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Bob Emiliani’s blog is one of the best on lean out there. I make my lean leaders read everything he’s ever written...
 
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