Tag: Lean

Jidoka and Autonomation

What are Jidoka and Autonomation?

Within Lean Manufacturing there is a strong emphasis on ensuring that defects or problems in the manufacturing process get fixed as soon as they occur. It is so important to catch defects as soon as they occur that the idea of using machines and automation to help spot […]

Muda Mura, Muri in Lean

Lean Efficiency in Agile – Muda, Mura, Muri

Lean identifies several areas that cause or create inefficient systems. Originally part of the Toyota Production System, these inefficiencies are classified into three distinct groups. Muda: Waste (See 8 Types of Muda Waste in Lean) Mura: Irregularity Muri: Overburden These Lean inefficiencies apply to Agile and are just as […]

Lean Six Sigma

Business Process Waste Across Silos

Lean, while primarily known for manufacturing, has many tools and ideas that can apply to many industries that have no manufacturing component. Services have wastes, business and operational processes can have waste, software engineering and development has waste… you can find waste everywhere. In Lean, efficiency falls into […]