Lean Examples - Pictures Tell the Story
leanpics.com is a blog featuring pictures of actual lean practices in different work areas.
"Photos of lean enterprise examples, concepts, ideas, and critiques."
Recent posts include:
- Replenishment bins with visible markings indicating refill points.
- Stand-up meeting board with colour coded cards indicating staus of different equipment.
- Tool storage shadow boards
- Visual suggestion box
- Colour-coded tool status board.
I usually like to pull up a few of these pictures during a training session to show people what types of things are being done at other places. It gets the juices flowing and starts everyone thinking about how it would work in their situation.
And the best part is that you can challenge everyone to come up with ways to improve on the example. We love to critique other people's solutions and that can easily be flipped back to our own processes. If we did something similar, we could improve on it by changing this or adding that. And now we're talking about our own process, so let's just go and do it.
leanpics.com is an excellent resource for all kinds of lean visual examples. Head on over and use the photographic evidence in your next training session.
Unfortunately, the site is down now, maybe discontinued, but you can find more useful info on my list of Lean Tools and Downloads.