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What is the basis of Lean according to Taiichi Ohno?

The absolute elimination of waste

Who of the following can facilitate lean Kaizens?

Front line supervisors

What is Lean NOT about at Cameco?

Layoffs to achieve enhance profits

What is the Lean Dojo?

A training program for organizational change

What does Kanban mean in Japanese?

Sign display

When should visual management be applied, according to the text?

During 'Stabilize' and 'Standardize'

What is the purpose of a 2 bin Kanban system?

To trigger replenishment when a bin is empty

Why is it important for everyone involved to understand every aspect of their operation and its status?

To ensure smooth workflow

What does Kaizen mean?

Change for the better in Japanese

What is the purpose of applying Value Principles at Cameco?

To increase customer value towards perfection

What is the Lean DNA comprised of?

Develop processes, nurture and engage people, align products and services to customer value

What is the MacGyver Mentality characterized by?

Resourceful, learns by doing, makes ideas work through trial and error

What is the Lean School approach to developing people?

Mentorship, ask insightful questions, train to reflect, think, and develop solutions

What is Lean Culture characterized by?

Nurturing and engaging employees

What is Accountability in a No-Blame culture?

Ensuring the right process will lead to the right result

What is the traditional Toyota view of problems?

Deviation from standard, system (5 Whys), management

What does the 1-2-3-4-5 Kaizen Lifecycle involve?

Preparation, Implementation, Daily Sustainment, Value Principles, Lean DNA

What is a Kaizen Blitz?

A short-term, concentrated, highly intensive activity designed to make rapid improvements

What does Lean Culture promote?

Nurturing and engaging employees

What is the purpose of the Value Principles?

To align products, services, and processes to customer value

What is the duration of the Lean Certification program?

7 weeks

Which of the following is NOT a Lean tool covered in the program?

Kanban

What is the emphasis of the program regarding mindset and skills?

Development of a Lean champion mindset and competency in Lean tools and skills for coaching Lean within the organization

What is the focus of the Greenbelt Module?

Importance of Jidoka in Lean

What type of activities are participants encouraged to engage in?

Practical exercises to demonstrate Lean principles

What are the role-playing activities for in the program?

Green Belt roles, such as Team Captain, Ice Breaker Lead, Safety Lead, 5S Lead, and Kaizen Lead

What is the highlighted method to make problems visible in Lean?

Jidoka

What is emphasized regarding understanding value in Lean?

Understanding value from the customer's perspective and enabling value to flow through customer pull

What is the primary focus of the Lean Certification program?

Empowering continuous improvement leads

What is the purpose of the Lean Certification program's modules on problem-solving and presentation skills?

To improve problem-solving and presentation skills

What is the Lean Certification program's approach to continuous improvement?

Encouraging participants to move out of their comfort zone and embrace continuous improvement

What is the Lean Certification program's emphasis on value principles?

Defining value from the customer's perspective and enabling value to flow through customer pull

Which Lean principle focuses on making problems visible and enabling the ability to stop the process in case of an issue?

Jidoka

What is the purpose of Red Tagging in Lean Manufacturing?

To identify unwanted or unneeded items in the workplace

What are the disposition categories for removed items in Red Tagging?

Disposal, review (red tag), and organization

Which methodology consists of Sort, Set in order, Shine, Standardization, and Sustain?

5S methodology

How is the sustainability of 5S methodology achieved?

Training, employee involvement, ownership, inspection, feedback, coaching, auditing, and storytelling

What provides structure and focus in project planning, follows the PDCA cycle, and helps clarify project objectives?

Kaizen Charter

What is used to identify symptoms and their root causes in Lean Manufacturing?

Fishbone Cause and Effect analysis

What is used to visually identify wasteful steps in a process in Lean Manufacturing?

Spaghetti Diagram

What is used to analyze value-added and non-value-added activities in Lean Manufacturing?

Value Graph

What is the key principle focused on empowering employees, promoting engagement and accountability, and driving continuous improvement in the workplace?

5S methodology

What is used to determine root causes by repeatedly asking 'why' to identify the underlying issues?

5 Whys analysis

What is emphasized in the text for sustainable improvement in Lean Manufacturing?

Measurement, management attention, storytelling, and habitual practices

What are the three origins of waste according to Taiichi Ohno?

Wastefulness, unevenness, and unreasonable work

Which two approaches are mentioned as complementary in the text?

Lean and Six Sigma

What does the Gemba refer to in the context of the text?

The place where value is created

What is the concept of 'Missing the Gorilla' in the context of the text?

Not seeing waste around us when focused on day-to-day tasks

Which method involves sorting and removing unnecessary items, leaving only the essentials?

5S

What are the 8 wastes, according to the TIM WOODS acronym?

Transportation, inventory, motion, waiting, over-production, over-processing, defects, and skills

Which management system has been implemented in various industries and countries, according to the text?

Toyota Production System

What does the Toyota Way emphasize the importance of in various departments?

Empowering employees

What are the foundations of success in the Toyota Way?

Quality, cost-efficiency, and short lead times

What is the concept of Red Tag Items in the 5S method?

Involves asking questions about the necessity and quantity of each item

What does Toyota believe in empowering people to do?

Solve problems on their own

What does the Toyota Way emphasize as essential in understanding issues and making decisions?

Engaging employees

Study Notes

Empowering People with the Toyota Way

  • Toyota believes in empowering people to solve problems on their own
  • The company emphasizes that accountability develops, follows, and updates standards to minimize waste and work productively
  • Toyota's management system, the Toyota Production System, has been implemented in various industries in different countries such as Japan, USA, automotive, healthcare, financial services, insurance, and government
  • The Toyota Way is based on the foundations of success which include quality, cost-efficiency, and short lead times, and it focuses on continuous improvement, waste reduction, and problem-solving
  • Lean and Six Sigma are complementary approaches, with Lean focusing on waste reduction and Six Sigma on consistency
  • The Toyota Way emphasizes the importance of empowering employees in various departments such as finance, supply chain, sales, marketing, human resources, information technology, manufacturing, engineering, and customer service
  • Waste, according to Taiichi Ohno, has three origins: wastefulness, unevenness, and unreasonable work
  • The 8 wastes, TIM WOODS, are transportation, inventory, motion, waiting, over-production, over-processing, defects, and skills
  • The Gemba, the place where value is created, is essential in understanding issues, engaging employees, and making decisions
  • Missing the Gorilla refers to the concept of not seeing waste around us when focused on day-to-day tasks, and the importance of looking with fresh eyes or seeking outside help
  • 5S, a workplace organization method, involves sorting and removing unnecessary items, leaving only the essentials, and focusing on what is truly needed
  • Red Tag Items in the 5S method involve asking questions about the necessity and quantity of each item.

Test your knowledge of the lean principles with this quiz. Explore concepts such as waste reduction, empowerment of employees, Lean and Six Sigma approaches, Gemba, and the 5S workplace organization method. See how well-versed you are in the Toyota Production System and its applications across various industries.

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