SHARING BEST PRACTICES

Yokoten is a Japanese word for sharing best practices within the organization. The Lean Leadership Way Institute is committed to share knowledge with other members, their companies and all other stakeholders. The idea of Yokoten is closely linked to Toyota’s business practices and problem-solving concepts of Hansei, Kaizen, Nemawashi and A3.

2-nd edition of Yokoten Conference 2019 – Onboarding & SOP

The second edition of the Yokoten Conference, as every year, took place in Lublin and became the largest business event. This year’s topics covered such issues as: […]

Yokoten Conference 2018

Forum Yokoten is an ideal proposition for directors, managers and practitioners working in a production sector. The whole idea of Yokoten is based on sharing good practices. […]

1-day S&OP and Andon workshop – March 2020 – join us.

The workshops are very practical and are dedicated to the management and production directors. Apart from the theoretical part, they include a gemba walk in two production […]

Yokoten Workshop

How to manufacture a product which meets customer requirements with less work and expenses and at the same time with a lower number of mistakes? How to […]

CAPEX-Investment project costs

All too often businesses invest in some new project only to be very surprised that the project is overrun on costs and time of delivery. Just two […]

MANAGING EMPLOYEE COSTS

Four Employee Killer Costs I will mention five categories (the fifth relates to the current crisis we have) here: I. THE BONUS SYSTEMa. All bonus systems at […]

NINE CASH-FLOW KILLERS

In other words, how to create business suicide! No.1 You have been operating on a low, M1 profit margin (sales minus variable direct costs of labour and […]

Do you have a Burning Platform at work! Part 2

What are my variable costs? How can I further reduce my variable costs! This is really the domain for operations managers including the lean manager. Variable costs […]

Do you have a Burning Platform at work !

How to improve your Business Cash-Flow? A Brief Guide based on: “A Lean Accounting Approach to Managing your business during a Crisis”. One of many lessons I […]

Can’t cope with Demand right now! Production – Capacity – Optimisation Part II b

Production based on one-piece-flow In a production environment you should be aiming for a one-piece flow approach to process improvement. This will also mean eliminating all work-in-progress […]

Can’t cope with Demand right now! Production – Capacity – Optimisation Part II a

Source: 24th March Lean Leadership Way Institute. YOKOTEN series: Contributor: Mark Forkun Are you delivering on time! “Over the past few years business has been so good […]

Can’t cope with demand right now! Production – Capacity – Optimisation Part I

Source: 18th March Lean Leadership Way Institute. YOKOTEN series: Contributor: Mark Forkun Right now, your business is running 24/7. Production is running flat out and doing everything […]

Building a culture of problem solving. Practices of Continuous Improvement.

What is my role as a leader? What can I do to successfully implement a sustainable problem-solving culture in my company?

Lean Leader Circle vs. Deming Cycle

How does the Lean Leader Circle OPDCSC differ from the PDCA Deming Cycle?

One Point Lesson and Lean Leadership Way

One point lesson is one of those  tools that is much misunderstood in its use outside of Toyota. In this short article, I would like to describe […]

Do we need to standardize the work of a lean leader?

My first lecture on Lean Leader Work Standardization (LSW, in English, Leader Standard Work) was delivered in April 2011 in Warsaw. The New Year’s Eve period is […]

Tip of the month – The role of the Managing Director.

It is nearly the end of the eleventh month of the year and I’m sure your team(s) will meet tomorrow at the boards to discuss the KPIs […]

Corporate “You are guilty” culture rather than celebrate our work achievements.

Why do we complain more and blame more, instead of looking for reasons to celebrate within the company?

One goal for 2018…

… and 10 key practices for the top management!

What do we need lean for?

How do I see the Lean Departament in a company and how do the Management see it?

2-nd edition of Yokoten Conference 2019 – Onboarding & SOP

The second edition of the Yokoten Conference, as every year, took place in Lublin and became the largest business event. This year’s topics covered such issues as: […]

Yokoten Conference 2018

Forum Yokoten is an ideal proposition for directors, managers and practitioners working in a production sector. The whole idea of Yokoten is based on sharing good practices. […]