When using the lean problem-solving techniques, you will go through a series of steps to get the results that are needed. The steps in the Lean problem-solving process are as follows: Identify the Problem – The first thing to do is identify what the actual problem is.Are problems good for the lean manager?
TXM Senior Consultant, Rob Chittenden got some good tips on this from Michael and Freddy Bale’s latest book, The Lean Manager Read more about the role of the Lean Manager in Solving Problems. Importantly this article points out that “Problems are Good” as they give us opportunities to improve.Who should be involved in a LEAN methodology?
Part of the Lean methodology is to work with various teams to come up with the best way of doing things. If you are facing a problem that needs a solution, you will want to include people from various groups such as: Front Line Employees – These are typically the people who will deal with the problem on a regular basis.How do I choose the right lean tool for me?
One way to start is to survey the most important lean tools, with a brief description and short explanation of how each tool can improve your manufacturing operations. If a tool captures your interest or resonates with you in some way – explore it further to decide if it is something to pursue now…or later.