Each month new articles, book reviews, and other content are added to the Superfactory website. The new content is featured in the monthly e-newsletter which goes out to 50,000 subscribers worldwide, and we will also post a monthly heads-up on this blog.
New content in May includes:
The featured article is from Shingo Prize winning author Jean Cunningham and is titled Financial Worries? Take Action with Lean Now!. The following is a brief excerpt, and you can read the entire article here.
Many are currently quaking in their boots about the viability of
their company during this confusing and complex global economic
downturn? All of us are worried about cash since it is the grease that
makes our business engine run smoothly, and now more than ever, we need
to maximize its availability and use it prudently.
since applying lean thinking to processes often conserves cash, you
probably should ask, “How can our lean efforts help us RIGHT NOW?”
While lean at a macro level is a long term culture transformation,
there are focused actions to consider when trying to free up cash.
In this thought-provoking exploration of why certain events, products,
and people capture our attention and imaginations, May examines the
elusive element behind so many innovative breakthroughs in fields
ranging from physics and marketing to design and popular culture.
Combining unusual simplicity and surprising power, elegance is
characterized by four key elements—seduction, subtraction, symmetry,
Gemba Academy has released two new modules in their School of Lean: the 5S Numbers Game and Skills Matrix. Take a look at how Gemba Academy is revolutionizing online training, on demand, in High Definition HD quality.
We continually update the other major sections of the website, including:
- PowerPoint Presentations: Over 50 downloadable PowerPoint presentations on lean manufacturing, quality, enterprise, and safety concepts.
- Factory Toolbox: Almost 300 downloadable forms, procedure templates, assessments, and tools to help you not reinvent the wheel.
- Events Calendar: a listing of lean excellence seminars, workshops, training, and conferences worldwide
- Topic Information: Summaries and resources on over 40 enterprise excellence topics.
- Virtual Factory Tours: Web and streaming video tours of over 100 factories.
For all you LinkedIn junkies, we have created a LinkedIn group for Superfactory, which now has over 2,000 members. Join the group to network with other Superfactory enthusiasts and to show our logo on your profile. If you haven't explored LinkedIn, check it out to see why over 17 million professionals use it for networking.
We are always looking for new articles and other content. Contact us via the Superfactory website if you would like to contribute to our knowledge base.