Global lean: seeing the new waste rooted in communication, - download pdf or read online

By Samuel Yankelevitch

ISBN-10: 1498773346

ISBN-13: 9781498773348

As enterprises evolve into international networks, Lean tasks needs to now meet new wishes. This publication demonstrates the way to use Lean pondering to discover and decrease waste within the interactions required in present day international businesses. at the moment, humans needs to coordinate activities and collaborate with groups sitting in geographically separated areas; therefore, first-class communique is a needs to. besides the fact that, misunderstandings and absence of readability reason excessive, unbudgeted charges. The ebook presents rules, illustrations, and examples on how Lean can spotlight the issues created in those interactions to allow them to be tackled, diminished, or removed.

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That evening, Johannes logged in to his LinkedIn to search for relevant articles where he might learn from other companies. While he did not really find anything really valuable, he did stumble upon this post. ARTICLE: WASTE IN THE VIRTUAL PHONE CALL I was sitting in teleconference the other day with my Lean hat on. There were participants from Mexico, Germany, and the United States and although English is the official language of business, I’m pretty sure that “solution” is not complete—with lots of room for improvement.

When Edward produced the first prototype gears, he took them himself by horse and buggy to try them out directly on the customer’s machines. He always traveled with a full set of tools that would allow him to adjust and make slight changes to ensure proper form, fit, and function of his gears. Edward was Johannes’ grandfather and aside from the many lectures he remembered from his opa,2 he did recall that the biggest difficulty Edward had mentioned, was related to communicating with his German customers in the north.

I think my engineers and I know that the typical way in which a budget has been built over the years, is through our department heads gathering data within their own department and providing it to the financial team for consolidation. In a sense, we follow a very German way, very compartmentalized that resorts to little or no discussion between the different functional areas and departments. Our manufacturing processes are extremely efficient and our inventories are at an adequate level. But there are probably many other costs that affect our balance sheet in a negative way that we don’t include in our improvement initiatives.

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