Thursday, October 2, 2014

The 10 steps to reduce inventory of materials

Let us imagine you have to reduce the inventory of tapes you need during your process. 

Here the steps to follow:

How many tapes (on average) you need every week?

Set the space to contain maximum 2 weeks of tapes.

Create a Visual Management tool to understand the 2 weeks level (green) and 1 week level (red).

Determine who is the responsable and the accountanble for replenish tapes on weekly bases.

Start by replenish the space with 2 weeks inventory and then every week refill the space and monitor the quantity ordered and its gap from the average.

Now you have a fixed inventory in the shop and a statistical data set to work on.

If the accountable is regular in his work, now the supplier could give tapes on weekly bases.

Set a minimum (i.e. 2 weeks) and maximum level (i.e. 4 weeks) in the warehouse.

Now you have fixed maximum inventory in the company for tapes.

Start again from point 1 halving the stock space and doubling the frequency of the replenishment.

Following these steps you will reduce your inventory in a consistent way for your company.

LeanLab Staff.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

When should we start with Lean?

One of the capital questions when a company decides to apply lean is if now is the best time to start.

When this questions arise, there are some people that say “let´s start now, because there is a big volumen of work, and therefore we can reduce the cost and the production lead time”, while others think that is better to wait for a future period when the volumen will be lower and therefore they will have time to define a better working process.

Who is right?

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Reorder Point Calculator - an easy proposal

The Reorder Point is something you have to take in account to manage efficiently your inventory.

On the internet we found a very fast and easy calculator when you want to approach this subject with the simple model.

Reorder Point Calculator On Line (The Basic Formula)

Once you have understood the basics, you can go in details with our books, exercises and softwares.

Reorder Point Free Software

Reorder Point Solved Exercises

LeanLab Staff.

Friday, September 12, 2014

How can Lean help us during crisis time?

This is the million € question, right?
However there is a very simple answer.
What do everybody when their incomes are reduced?

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Takt Time and Shared Machine Exercises

We created a numbers of exercises to help
readers to understand how to deal with:

Takt Time
Batch Plant
Shared Machine

Download these Lean Examples for Free!

LeanLab Staff.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

LeanLab Completely Re-Designed

Dear Readers,

we are completely re-designing our Blog, Websites, Examples, Materials and Software.

We would like to give you more material in a "Lean Way".

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and leave us some comment.

LeanLab Staff.

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