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What is a Kanban Board?

Kanban is a lean method that helps organizations reduce waste in processes by optimizing workflows. A Kanban board helps in visualizing the workflow optimization itself. By using a Kanban board, you can gain a clearer understanding of the process, as…

What is Design of Experiments?

For organizations to gain and maintain a competitive advantage, there‚Äôs a constant need for the deployment of new products on the market. This is a risky endeavor since there is no guarantee that it will succeed. And the risk is…

Voice of the Customer: What Is It and Why Is It Important

In this digital age, customers are vocal now more than ever. This means organizations can no longer survive if their approach to communicating with customers is one-sided. That is where Voice of the Customer (VoC) comes in, allowing organizations to…

Mistakes to Avoid When Implementing Six Sigma

For a Six Sigma project to be deemed successful, it needs to be implemented successfully. This is not always easy, as many organizations run into avoidable pitfalls that end up wasting valuable time and resources.  Here are some mistakes to…

Value Stream Mapping: An Effective Way to Eliminate Waste in Your Processes

Lean provides organizations in many industries a set of valuable tools for eliminating wastes in processes. One of them is value stream mapping. Keep reading to find out what it is and why it is important for organizations that want…

Case Study: Reducing Lead Time By 35% for Replacement Part Orders

In this case study, we are going to look at a manufacturing company that sells replacement parts for vehicles. Management decided to reduce the lead time by 40% in order to increase customer satisfaction. Currently, it is taking the company…

5 Principles that Lead to Lean Management Success

Giving customers what they need (value) by streamlining organizational processes and creating standardized workflows that are synced with real-time demand is at the heart of lean management. Through lean management, managers can identify value-adding steps in their organizational processes and…

Can Lean Be Used in Software Development?

Can Lean work in software development? The answer lies in Lean development, which is the application of Lean principles when developing software. Software development, like manufacturing (where lean originated), has definable and repeatable processes, meaning Lean can be used to…

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