Understand the role of a water spider for replenishing inventory and kanban throughout the manufacturing floor.
Inventory management was a key problem when opening up the donut shop. It consumed a TON of Daniel’s brainpower and attention and had to be dealt with early on so that he was free to focus on other problems and leading the donut team. We eventually setup a kanban system to serve as our purchasing system.
We introduce the Lean Donut Shop and take you to the donut kitchen where we expose employees to the concepts of VALUE and WASTE for the very first time! You will discover the 8 wastes of lean, define “value,” and realize why respect for people is foundational for building a lean organization. Learn with us at the gemba with real examples, spontaneity, and humor!
Discover how 5S and reduced batch sizes make a world of a difference for doing the laundry! We gutted out our closet and reduced the selection and number of items considerably following inspiration from the “capsule” concept and lean concepts of 5S and batch size as it pertains to flow and the waste of overproduction.