We have been involved in Lean activities since the beginning. Simply put this helps us in improving the workspace and reducing burden among our employees.
For the uninitiated, following is an extract from Wikipedia.
Lean manufacturing, lean enterprise, or lean production, often simply, “Lean,” is a production practice that considers the expenditure of resources for any goal other than the creation of value for the end customer to be wasteful, and thus a target for elimination. Working from the perspective of the customer who consumes a product or service, “value” is defined as any action or process that a customer would be willing to pay for.
Essentially, lean is centered on preserving value with less work. Lean manufacturing is a management philosophy derived mostly from the Toyota Production System (TPS) (hence the term Toyotism is also prevalent) and identified as “Lean” only in the 1990s. TPS is renowned for its focus on reduction of the original Toyota seven wastes to improve overall customer value, but there are varying perspectives on how this is best achieved. The steady growth of Toyota, from a small company to the world’s largest automaker, has focused attention on how it has achieved this success.
5S Initiative At Indian Pneumatic And Hydraulic is our first effort in implementing LEAN.We have already completed a couple of sessions in one of our office rooms. The result have been very encouraging.
We got one of our supervisors in the fray, Mr Jitesh Shetty has taken the lead in one of our initiatives. Assisting him able were Shaji George and Lalit Singh. I must add they have done a wonderful job. Check out some of the photographs. There are still more people who are yet to complete a 5S project before we move slowly into the factory. Some of our workers have also imeplemnted some elements of 5S which will require a separate post.
Please excuse the low quality images. They were taken from a phone of a good enthusiastic employee which is really great of him.