Jun 22, 2017 | Posted by Leanne Lebel
This is a throwback to an older infographic we had created a few years ago. It discusses the top influencers in TPS. After reviewing, are there any other individuals that you would include? Has this list changed?
Jun 15, 2017 | Posted by Leanne Lebel
A properly run Direct to Line system has many benefits. It eliminates the overburden on team members caused by the misuse of the paper Kanban system. It reduces manpower by removing the need to stock warehouse flow racks. In this example, True North Thinking is the bridge between traditional system and the new direct to […]
Jun 8, 2017 | Posted by Leanne Lebel
PDCA (or kata thinking) is not just for current operations, but you can apply the same concepts for pilot or new launch activities as well. By taking the time to carefully plan, and try, future plans, you can eliminate and avoid many of the problems associated with product or service launches.
Jun 1, 2017 | Posted by Leanne Lebel
Our True North Thinking approach is not just about continuous improvement, problem solving or kaizen. It’s about an entire management philosophy about how to organize, lead and empower your organization to compete and succeed! This integrated approach is centred around people, and improving your businesses’ ability to learn and adapt quickly to changing conditions.
May 25, 2017 | Posted by Leanne Lebel
Many organizations use sub-optimal material delivery systems; large forklifts, too much space, too much inventory. All these items add cost to the overall system. By implementing a carefully designed minomi (“nut without a shell”) delivery system, companies can reduce space, inventory, equipment costs, production lead-times and overall cost.