In January my partners at Axium Performance and I organised a visit (for one of our customers) to Mondelez in Strasburg.
Mondelez is a world leader in the production of chocolate, biscuits, sweets and other confectionery. The group is quoted on the US stock exchange and its presence in France numbers 5000 collaborators, distributed over 21 premises of which 16 are production premises.
France is one of the group’s fundamental growth platforms.
Have you ever thought to buy a new car?
Every time you identified the brand, color, and other details of pertaining to your choice, you began to see it everywhere around you. The things that you didn’t notice beforehand will be visible from now on.
Kanban is a Japanese word meaning “signal”.
But what kind of signal?
Most of the time, this type of signal indicates two things:
1. It is time to supply.
2. It is time to produce.
Why was it invented?
In order to start the Kaizen improvement process, the following elements are essential:
1. The clear separation between what is considered "value" and what is considered "waste" within the given context.
2. The knowledge of the 3 types of family waste: Muda, Muri and Mura.
The guiding principle behind the "Lean Product Development Process" is the following:
Be Customer Oriented!
To meet the needs of your clients and offer them products that contains what they value most it's necessary to embrace this principle and make it real within your company culture.