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Back To Basic. Type of Standardized Work.

Mar 29, 2017 | Posted by Matt Elson

No improvement could be sustained without standardized work. It is the foundation for continued improvement. “Standardized is a direction”, and involves critical judgment to ensure the work content is carried out consistently with a human touch. Each type of standardized work focuses on a specific part of the production process. In TPS fashion, which type […]

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What purpose do quality circles serve?

Mar 22, 2017 | Posted by Matt Elson

The terms quality circles, quality control circles, huddles, and bullet rounds are all rooted from fundamental principles developed in US, and put into practice by Toyota in the 1960s. At its core, quality circles set a platform for people development and involvement. This approach was engineered to assist us in  problem solving in a scientific […]

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Process Design Level 4, System Output

Mar 15, 2017 | Posted by Matt Elson

Toyodi Ono-wan Kenobi…

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Episode II: Process Design Level 3, Pathway Responsibility

Mar 8, 2017 | Posted by Matt Elson

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Episode II – Attack of the Clones – Process Design Level 2, Connection Handoff

Feb 23, 2017 | Posted by Matt Elson

Adventures in TPS Learning continues as Ono-Wan Kenobi struggles to design the process connection and handoff…

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