LeanCoach . Define – Problem definition

posted by Peter Matthijssen & Jan-Jaap Elskamp on Oct 23, 2012

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After beginning with the Define - Project start phase, let's move to the next one.




LeanCoach . Define – Project start

posted by Peter Matthijssen & Jan-Jaap Elskamp on Oct 16, 2012

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In this post we the DMAIC define project start phase.




LeanCoach. Analysis – Value Stream Map

posted by Marye Legters & Peter Matthijssen on Sep 2, 2012

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In our previous blog we discussed the Waste Scan. We learned that making ‘deadly wastes’ visible in our processes, shows what activities can be optimized.There are several techniques that can be used in the Analysis phase of the DMAIC cycle. In this blog we will find out in what way processes add value. Previous blogs discussed different techniques of the Measure and Define Phase, and next posts will elaborate on other Analysis techniques.  




LeanCoach. Analysis – Waste Scan

posted by Peter Matthijssen & Jan-Jaap Elskamp on May 1, 2012

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After focusing on the last step of the Measure phase (Analysis selection), we are moving now into the Analysis phase.

In this blog post we will zoom in the Waste Scan Technique, a Lean technique that is part of the Analysis phase in the DMAIC cycle.




LeanCoach. Measure – Fact collection

posted by Peter Matthijssen & Jan-Jaap Elskamp on Apr 4, 2012

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The previous blogpost was about Process mapping in the Measure phase.

Last technique in the Measure phase (M in DMAIC), the Fact collection will be the subject of this Blogpost.




LeanCoach. Measure – Process mapping

posted by Peter Matthijssen & Jan-Jaap Elskamp on Mar 24, 2012

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In two previous blogposts we have discussed the lean techniques Brainstorm and Fishbone, which are part of the Measure phase (M in DMAIC). Forelast technique in this phase that we will discuss is the Process overview or Process map.




LeanCoach. Measure – Fishbone

posted by Peter Matthijssen & Jan-Jaap Elskamp on Mar 11, 2012

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In a previous blogpost we elaborated on the first Lean technique in the Measure Phase (M in DMAIC). This post will focus on the Ishikawa diagram, better known as the Fishbone Diagram. 




LeanCoach Define – Stakeholders analysis

posted by Peter Matthijssen & Jan-Jaap Elskamp on Nov 7, 2011

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Now that the project team has been defined, let's move to the stakeholders analysis.




Lean Six Sigma (3/3): Service vs. industry

posted by Peter Matthijssen on Oct 10, 2011

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Off course organizations that practice Lean Six Sigma optimize their processes in the workplace. In an industrial environment they use ‘tricks’ like hanging drilling machines at the correct height on a string, for easy access. Also inventories are limited by the use of smart systems like Single piece flow, Just in Time and Kanban.




Lean Six Sigma (2/3): Service vs. industry

posted by Peter Matthijssen on Sep 12, 2011

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As mentioned, the service sector runs about 20 years behind on the industrial sector when it comes to process optimization. To illustrate this, there are a few explanatory symptoms that we see a lot in companies. Some might be recognizable.