What Is Lean Manufacturing? – Culture Change!

Lean manufacturing is not a system dependent only on machinery. System is mainly focused on human resource of the organization. All the machinery are tools used to achieve the objective of lean manufacturing.

Do your employees know if they are doing a good job, if they have job security or have you emphasized “NO ONE’S JOB IS SECURE”. That doesn’t create an environment for productivity or loyalty. It creates hostility and constant searching for a new job.

Your company needs your direct attention if you are going to survive. Getting back to the basics, rolling your sleeves up and letting your loyal employees know you are in the mix with them.

This is a bit subjective, but during your ERP comparison, meet with the provider’s service management. Find out how committed they are to you as an individual client to ensure that you are successful. Find out how easy it is to engage the service division’s management with an escalation should you have a support issue.

Typically tubulares lean relies on work cell concepts in achieving its goals. Work cells are not just a set of equipment arranged in to a different layout. In a work cell people operate different to the way they would operate in a line assembly system. Workers are multi skilled and they can perform at least two or three operations. This makes the system flexible. From the worker point of view the job has a bigger scope and they have freedom. Who will want to continuously perform the same task over and over again, especially when plenty of machinery available for the tasks of that nature.

Send a TARGETED resume and cover letter for each position for which you apply. Remember, there is no effective one size fits all resume. If you are sending out the same resume for every opening, you are doing yourself a disservice.

5S teams must move beyond Basic 5S and embrace advanced 5S practices in order to obtain Management support and commitment. The teams must learn to speak the language of business. Only when all of this occurs will you start to see the results you desire from your 5S program.