Lean Manufacturing

Team Member Owned Process Improvements – S2 E22

Watch a Manager and Team Leader coach and guide a Team Member to observe using Ohno circles, document the process using PDCA cycles, and map out the current condition using a standardized work sheet. Hear their learnings as teams engage their resources in the continuous improvement process.

One Piece Flow Production – S2 E19

Josh goes to the jade team to meet with Lars, the team leader, to find out how they are able to produce 140 emblems in a shift. Lars explains the process a typical emblem goes through using one-piece flow. As he points out, flow is more important than input when it comes to production!

8 Wastes in the factory – S2 E18

The crew is back to show how the 8 wastes apply in a factory setting! This time they are joined by Carrie and Max who are Supply Chain Group Leaders and help show room for improvement and what O.C. Tanner does well. Come learn about TIMWOODS and how you can eliminate waste.

The 8 Wastes – S2 E16

In this lean manufacturing video employees at O.C. Tanner demonstrate each of the eight wastes in a grocery shopping scenario. Using the acronym TIMWOODS they show the audience how they can find and eliminate each of these wastes within their own company.

The Parachute Principle by Jodi Brown – S2 E12

Jodi teaches the concept of anti-fragility by talking about the "parachute principle". She provides specifics insights that pertain to the supply chain. Jodi can be reached at: thegloballeadergroup.com/jodi and jodiobrown.com

Shingo Model's Cultural Enablers – S2 E4

In this video, Dave talks about the additional principles we've added to our Strategy wall under respect for people and leading with humility. Such principles as embracing mistakes and creating development plans with goals. With these behaviors a leader can help foster and drive a healthy culture.

Shingo Model in leadership – S1 E20

Gary describes in detail the parts of the Shingo Model and how it can change a culture from within the heart and mind of each individual especially the leaders. He also shares a couple stories from his experiences. This is a powerful explanation of what it means to live the Shingo principles. #shingo

Lean Culture part IV – S1 E18

The question is asked, what if someone was to copy everything O.C. Tanner has done so far, is there a shortcut? Tolan answers the question in this last video of a four part series. Gary also shares more incredible stories of the changes that took place over 30 years.

Lean Culture part III – S1 E17

In part 3, Gary shares the change he noticed in the people as they were all adopting a more healthy lean culture. He realized the O.C. Tanner people were influencing not just their work place for good, but also their homes and their communities. The production teams began to adopt the principles and philosophies from Obert, the founder, to make the work place beautiful and more comfortable to work for the employees.

Lean Culture part II – S1 E16

In this video our panel answers questions like: Do you pay your people to make improvements? How long will it take an organization to go on the lean journey? How do you raise expectations for the people in the organization to make the needed changes?

Lean Culture part I – S1 E15

Four great leaders from the factory floor at O.C. Tanner answer the most common questions from tour visitors such as how do I find great people like those found at O.C. Tanner? How do I enable engagement and improvements to happen?

Think Lean Do Lean part VI – S1 E13

In this last and final episode, Mike talks about several examples of waste in leadership and business. He also takes the time to define what is Muda, Mura, and Muri and how it applies to being a great leader. Stick around for this conclusion to a great series.

Think Lean Do Lean part V – S1 E11

Mike talks about how 5S can influence leadership at the top and introduces the 8 wastes. He talks about how 5S can influence real change in an organization once someone begins to think and do lean correctly without skipping steps. We learn by doing.

Think Lean Do Lean part IV – S1 E10

Mike takes us through the definition of each of the 5S's explained in a way you've probably never heard before.

Think Lean Do Lean part III – S1 E8

Begin to see the process to think lean.

Think Lean Do Lean part II – S1 E6

Find out Mike's experience meeting his new mentor and how he began to learn lean within.

Think Lean Do Lean part 1 – S1 E5

In this part one of Think Lean series, you'll discover Lean at a deeper level.