The Toyota Production System

The tools, strategies, and philosophy of Lean manufacturing are derived almost entirely from the Toyota Production System. To understand Lean, one must understand the Toyota Production System. TPS is focused on seven (or eight) different wastes commonly found in a manufacturing facility. By reducing or eliminating these wastes, the overall customer value improves. The Toyota

Four Principles Lean Management – Get Lean in 90 Seconds

Having a Lean workplace means having a workplace that is more efficient and less wasteful. It’s a system used primarily in the manufacturing industry but is a system that can truly be translated across industries. The principles of Lean come from principles of the Japanese manufacturing industry, most notably those of the Toyota Motor Corporation.

5S Adhesive Red Tags – Tag Items without Tie-off Points

 5S is an important organizational strategy commonly used in Lean workplaces. Red tags are an essential yet simple tool in 5S, used during the sorting phase. Red tags allow employees to tag items whose use in the space has yet to be determined. The sorting step recommends purging the workspace of unnecessary materials and