Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Introducing: The Yokoten of the Week

Here at VIBCO we have a very special environment! All VIBCO employees really run their own small business and are empowered to improve their own day-to-day processes as long as they "side ways share" (yokoten) the improvements.

I will be sharing one of these once a week in light of our Lean journey and maybe YOU can eliminate some waste from your day!

Current State:
When Lucy needed to use her wrench she would have to look at each end to be sure it was the correct side.Improvement:
Lucy cut the end off that was unused eliminating looking.


Wastes Eliminated:
Motion
Under Utilization

1 comment:

  1. Such a simple and elegant solution. Love it!

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