CI Development System Resources

CI Development System Resources

7 Seasons

We have an extensive Continuous Improvement Development Guide to help you progress through the phases of creating a continuous improvement oriented business management system.

The sheer number of topics (and videos) to digest is daunting. This series is intended to help guide you through these resources in an organized manner.

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CI Development System Resources
  • Phase 4 Overview. Continuous Improvement Development System

    Episode 1

    In Phase 4, Building the Foundation, the bedrock of your continuous improvement tools are laid.

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  • 10 Random Tips to Help Supercharge You on Your Lean Journey

    Episode 2

    This recorded webinar provides a handfule of powerful tips to help with your continuous improvement efforts. Features Jeff Hajek and Tim McMahon.

  • Waste Identification (Training Module Video)

    Episode 3

    Identifying waste is a core skill for a person in a Lean organization. This video helps people learn to structure their review of a process by breaking the waste down into seven categories. For most people, it is easier to recognize waste when it is looked at in this manner.

    THIS IS A LEGACY VID...

  • 7 Wastes (Audio Term)

    Episode 4

  • 15 Sounds that Shout Waste (Audio Article)

    Episode 5

    This is an audio article. It is based on an article from our Continuous Improvement Companion reference guide. No video content accompanies this audio program.

  • CLOSED MITT (Audio Term)

    Episode 6

  • Value Added (VA) / Non-Value Added (NVA) Work (Training Module Video)

    Episode 7

    This video is a narrated presentation of our Value-Added / Non Value-Added class. It covers the definition of value-added work and non value-added work. It provides an overview of how to look at the concept of value as it affects your push for continuous improvement.

  • 5 Principles of Lean Customer Value (Audio Article)

    Episode 8

    This is an audio article. It is based on an article from our Continuous Improvement Companion reference guide. No video content accompanies this audio program.

  • Value Added Work Quick Check

    Episode 9

    This video from our virtual consulting series covers how you can get a quick read about how much value added work there is in an operation.

  • Standardization Overview (Training Module Video)

    Episode 10

    This video is a narrated presentation of our Standardization class. It covers what standardization is, how people respond to it, the various types and levels of standardization, and more.

  • Standardization (AUDIO TERM)

    Episode 11

  • Daily Management (Training Module Video - Recorded Webinar)

    Episode 12

    This video is a recorded webinar of our Daily Management class from our Lean Training System. It discusses what daily management is, how it fits into Lean management, and how to start implementing it.

    THIS IS A LEGACY VIDEO. Legacy videos are are early efforts. Still great content, but the resol...

  • Countermeasures (Training Module Video - Recorded Webinar)

    Episode 13

    This video is a recorded webinar of the Countermeasures class from our Lean Training System. It covers an overview of what a countermeasure is, why it is useful, and who is responsible for doing them. It also shows you how to use our countermeasure sheet to help manage your improvement efforts.

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  • Follow Your Process to Prevent Chaos

    Episode 14

    Deviating from a set process can create a ripple effect of chaos up and downstream.

  • Standard Work Overview Guest Version

    Episode 15

    Standard work provides consistency and structure to an operation. It combines a steady pace balanced to takt time, standard quantities of work-in-process, and sequential tasks assigned to a each operator to reduce variation and highlight problems.

    THIS IS A LEGACY VIDEO. Legacy videos are are ea...

  • Standard Work (Training Module Video)

    Episode 16

    Standard work provides consistency and structure to an operation. It combines a steady pace balanced to takt time, standard quantites of work-in-process, and sequential tasks assigned to a each operator to reduce variation anhd highlight problems.

    THIS IS A LEGACY VIDEO. Legacy videos are are ea...

  • Standard Work (AUDIO TERM)

    Episode 17

  • Cycle Time Reduction (Video Term)

    Episode 18

    Reducing cycle time is commonly known to improve productivity, but it also helps quality.

  • Cycle Time (Audio Term)

    Episode 19

  • Takt Time (AUDIO TERM)

    Episode 20

  • Standard Work in 8 Not So Easy Steps (Audio Article)

    Episode 21

  • How To Create A Decision Matrix

    Episode 22

    This video is based on the free decision matrix we offer to our newsletter subscribers, but shows the general principles of turning gut-feel decisions into more quantitative ones.

    It does this primarily by breaking bigger decisions into smaller ones and weighting those factors based on importa...

  • Kanban Overview (Training Module Video)

    Episode 23

    Kanban is a visual tool to manage your material flow. Using it helps you reduce inventory while eliminating much of the waste that goes hand in hand with firefighting material shortages.