LET´S PLAY LEAN

Cultural differences between global locations can make it difficult to implement global standards. A ROI project shows how gamification approaches can counteract this.

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LARGE SCALE LEAN

When lean projects are rolled out globally, one thing counts above all: speed. Against this background, agile methods enable fast scaling.

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EVERYTHING IN TIME

For complex products with a high variety of variants, stand assembly is still often the method of choice. The example of MAPLAN GmbH shows how things can be different.

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DIGITAL SHOPFLOOR MANAGEMENT

On-site management is a central Lean Management instrument. Supported by digital technologies, it becomes a springboard for industry 4.0 deployment in the enterprise.

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BREAKING THE COMPLEXITY SOUND BARRIER

Lean production is based on complexity reduction. Where it reaches its limits, industry 4.0 elements can enable new levels of efficiency. This effect can be experienced immediately in a simulation.

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THE QUESTION OF TRUST

A Lean Transformation questions essential principles of the learned leadership behavior. In order to optimize processes in the shop floor, psychological resistance in the Management Board must first be overcome.

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FROM SCAN TO AWARD - THE PERFORMANCE BUNDESLIGA

The key figure-based evaluation of the manufacturing system is one of the first steps in lean projects. In a ROI project for an automotive manufacturer, it became the central game principle.

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LEAN’S LAST RACE?

Lean Production has revolutionised industrial manufacturing. Decades later, the potential seems to be exhausted. Time for the next evolutionary step!

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LEAN FUTURE

Avoiding waste is the central principle of Lean Management. But in the age of digital abundance, is this still contemporary?

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WHEN THE EXCAVATOR LENDS ITSELF

A medium-sized company rents out construction machinery and conveyor systems. In order to digitize equipment rental and make additional services possible, it relies on smart contracts – a blockchain use case.

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