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What is Lean?

Lean manufacturing is simple - reduce waste and maintain value. Lean is all about preserving product value with less work. In order to achieve a Lean production many tools can be adopted like value stream mapping, Five 5, Kanban, poka-yoke and many more. 

Courtesy of Lean.org: The five-step thought process for guiding the implementation of lean techniques is easy to remember, but not always easy to achieve:

  • Specify value from the standpoint of the end customer by product family.
  • Identify all the steps in the value stream for each product family, eliminating whenever possible those steps that do not create value.
  • Make the value-creating steps occur in tight sequence so the product will flow smoothly toward the customer.
  • As flow is introduced, let customers pull value from the next upstream activity.
  • As value is specified, value streams are identified, wasted steps are removed, and flow and pull are introduced, begin the process again and continue it until a state of perfection is reached in which perfect value is created with no waste



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It's roots

Toyota automotives adopted Lean thinking to their Toyota Production System (TPS) in the early 90's with the main objective to identify and reduce:

  1. Waste of over production (largest waste)
  2. Waste of time on hand (waiting)
  3. Waste of transportation
  4. Waste of processing itself
  5. Waste of stock at hand
  6. Waste of movement
  7. Waste of making defective products

Value Stream Mapping

Value stream mapping is one of the most important tools to adopt when looking to lean your production. Value stream mapping is achieved by analysing the current state of the production chain and identifying where improvements on lead time between chain nodes can be made.

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Where did this thing come from?

Josh Doolan

Web Developer & Business Owner

Lean was a game changer for our manufacturing businesses. It allowed us to accurately point out how to significantly reduce our waste and increase our output. I developed Lean flow for people looking to adopt Lean Manufacturing in a data driven approach. The whole Idea behind Lean flow was to make it supper fast and easy to create your production scenarios and have live data dictating your decisions on how you are going to continuously improve them. 

Roadmap

Where to from here?

Beta Soft Launch!

This is where we are at! Lean flow is currently completly free to use and our team are continuing to push improvments and refinments to the system

RTM official unveiling

Once we are happy with the stabilty of the platform, the RTM (release to market) phase will begin. At this point the subscription models to use Lean will be in place however ther will alway be a feature resticed free account for users to own.

First Sprint Feedback

There is already a list a mile long to make this thing EVEN BETTER and we want it to be, so the first round of feedback changes will be anounced in a major realse a short time after the RTM unveiling.

3rd Party Integration

We have big plans for lean flow to intgrate with popular inventory and stock managment systems.