Dear Gemba Coach,I run a Lean Promotion Office(LPO) and my team mostly conducts kaizen events across the company. We are usually seen as successful in getting results and are well supported by our senior management. One problem is that middle-managers often complain about how individual LPOs go about effecting change, coming in with preconceived solutions, not listening to the people on the ground and sometimes adversely affecting operations in ways that don’t show up in the indicators. We see the lean program as quite successful overall, and have difficulties reconciling this with what we see is a worsening reputation. Have you come across situations like that? read more »
Hi Mia: No, the meals are not complex! There are lots of awesome yummy, healthy, and quick recipes in both books (“Choose to Lose” and “Choose More, Lose More for Life”), and you might be able to find them in your library. There’s an awesome graphic in this post (as well as some other helpful info) that shows you how to put all your carb cycling meals together as well as calorie recommendations: http:///4514 . And follow the links in this post for ideas on foods you can choose: http:///2713 . And congrats on losing all those pounds – that’s awesome!
I am working on implementing OEE in one of our machines that makes centertubes for automotive oil filters. The steel is rolled and each part number has specific diameter and length. However, the run-rates vary for each part numbers. I am somewhat able to calculate Takt time for each part number based on the standard run-rate. However, the problem for me is to determine Ideal Cycle Time. The machine can run as fast as 65 PPM for one part number while it runs as slow as 13 PPM for some other part number. In this case, what would be the optimal way to calculate Ideal Cycle Time for each part numbers? As you know, Ideal Cycle time is required to calculate Performance Metric of OEE.