Month: August 2020

Completing an A3

Last week I talked about identifying kaizen events that will impact your KPI’s.  That’s a great start.  Hopefully, you have a Lean Game Plan for the quarter and are ready to get going.  While the excitement in your organization is high, before your first event it is important that you complete a project charter or …

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Four Ways to Improve Cybersecurity in Manufacturing

Cybersecurity is often overlooked in many industry settings.  Not entirely, but it doesn’t get the attention or budgeting that new equipment, cobots, and other tools get.  They are easier to justify by improved throughput, increased efficiencies, etc.  Cybersecurity doesn’t add directly to the bottom line, yet if you are the recipient of a cyberattack that …

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Bigge Crane Uses Simple Solutions to Reduce Lead Time

This week I interview Larry Reece former Lean manager at Bigge Crane located in Oakland California.  They rent and sell all types of crane equipment for the construction industry. Key Takeaways:  Bigge Crane began their Lean journey in the maintenance area.  This area focuses upon repairing rental cranes returned from the field. They wanted to …

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