Lean workflow cycle

The result makes intuitive sense on another level as well. A “lone wolf” Black Belt cannot possibly have all the skills and experience possessed by a complementary team. And experience shows there is greater risk of a project producing disappointing results when a team and its project have only a single Black Belt as opposed to those with multiple Black Belts. If the organization cannot afford to assign multiple Black Belts to a project, then it should be sure not to overload any individual Black Belt with too many projects. Developing Green Belts to the point where they can operate independently with Black Belt guidance is a good way to compensate.

Do you think it’s time to switch to the automated software for your company? Well, don’t be afraid there are over 8 million 120 thousand pages on Google regarding automating your company’s software. It might be hard to decide on the best software for your business. Getting the best software for your business is the best guarantee that you are standing on solid ground. There are two challenges associated with adopting a new management software. First, it is intimidating and challenging to adapt a new technology and second it is hard to find a system that meets all your company’s needs.

Caveat:   Blitzes are all too often un-targeted, .  done with little concern as to the overall impact on the total company.   The results of such un-focused blitzes typically have a significant local impact, microcosms of excellence , but little or no impact on overall company well being.   See “Solutions Looking for a Problem” below.

  • Blow-Through BOM’s (Bills of Material):   Many “assembled product” manufacturers need to maintain subassembly identity, and/or control configuration, for replacement parts.   In these circumstances, rather than have a flat bill of material, it is much more practical to continue to show all subassembly levels on the bill of material. A “Blow Through” level, allows the subassembly’s parts to be called out, for kitting or backflush purposes, on the next higher level assembly.   The MRP algorithm “blows through” .  treats the subassembly’s parts as if they were called out on the next higher-level assembly.
  • Boom-Bust Cycle:   Some Causes:   I just got off the phone with a steel finishing plant / distributor.   He said that their on-time delivery performance was terrible, and that their lead times had extended considerably.   When I mentioned some ways to fix this issue, his response was classic:   “The customers have learned to expect it”   “We can’t turn down orders.   We just promise what they want to hear, then beg forgiveness.” And what do the customers do in these situations?   You’ve go it!   They double order.   They order high “just in case”.   They ask for it early, knowing full well that it will be late.

    Lean workflow cycle

    lean workflow cycle


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