Productivity is the task of everyone – not just those directly involved in operations. Increasing the productivity of administrative functions is absolutely necessary.
Often, to increase productivity in offices, the current work method is intensified – a method that is often inadequate. This intensification o […]
Lately, the working method (direct operators, indirect operators, set-ups, lines and individual equipment) has been one of my concerns in several factories.
Often the challenge of managers is common: significant cycle times differences in their processes similar to those of other plants in the group (especially in bottle […]
Four Key Factors for a Successful MDC Implementation: Exceptional and Sustainable Productivity and Profitability
As you know, the real success of implementing any new idea or method needs a rigorous implementation plan. In this context, there is a normal and pertinent question:
What are the key points of a successful MDC […]
The Total Innovative Involvement of People in MDC Projects: 100 Ideas through Brainstorming to Reach KAIZENSHIRO
Often the total and consistent involvement of people in improvements is a challenge, no matter if it is a systematic or systemic improvement. However, in systemic improvements, as in the case of MDC projects, w […]
Mastering the Performance of New Work Methods and the Variation of the New Cycle Time
Sometimes I get questions about the performance of the new work methods resulting from the application of the MDC.
These questions are as follows: How to monitor the performance of a new work method designed with MDC and manage the appr […]
Just One Step: From Success by Productivity to BankruptcyReal Story: a CEO and His Short and Very Short Term Thinking
This company has successfully developed a unique product that has helped keep the company’s performance so far. The company’s financial performance has not been preserved in the long run, so a […]
Real Story: Accelerating Profit Growth by Lowering Man*Hour/Product
The CEO of this company contacted a consulting firm in order to get professional consulting support. A MDC consultant looked around the factory and a brief presentation was made concerning productivity improvement. The presentation left a very good impres […]
Real Story: Productivity Vision Revolution into Action
Productivity has been improved by 276% in four years within companywide activities.
B company had a few opportunities to get outside management consultants support more than 20 years. But top management had discouraged such support because they thought there was no co […]
Real Story on Reducing the Required Manning Number
One board member had an opportunity to learn a unique company reestablishment story from a dealing bank in Japan.
Then the board started to find the story and become to know that the company had implemented MDC as setting reasonable and/ or fair manning with reasonable en […]
Methods Design Concept (MDC): The Future of Improvements
Profitability and productivity are and will remain the core challenges of any company. In this context, some questions arise: What methodology can be used to design a working method at the shop floor level? How to set a goal for designing the future work method? Wha […]