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Topic For Discussion
What has your experience been with Dashboards and Metrics?
I recall in the 80's that Quality Circles and measurement charts were the rage. I'm not unique in observing that a number of the measurements were easy to measure but not particularly significant. How do you pick a metric to post and track?(Here is a chance to use the comments.)
Similar post on the Human Side of LEAN blog.
Some progress in 2005
Some of the efforts over the last 12 months:
- We have done considerable work on developing a lean tool and die making process -- in the form of value stream maps of the die design process.
- We are now working on a lean die configuration, i.e., eliminating design and build labor content wherever possible and reducing material and work sublet costs.
- We will return to the die build portion of the business after we make progress on the lean die.
- We are looking for additional active members in the stamping and die making industry to help share our workload.
From a note by Gary Gathen
Initial post. The Lean Tool & Die Technical Group meets once a month by conference call. Usually on the first Tuesday of the month, around 1:30pm Eastern time.