Mario Mason é un Consulente in Lean Manufacturing (Lean Coach, Kaizen Coach) di livello internazionale con + di 10 anni d'esperienza nel portare i propri clienti a raggiungere solidi miglioramenti di produttività in doppia cifra.
In the process of implementing Lean Manufacturing culture, it is essential to know how to communicate correctly what Lean Production is.
Knowing about the way of thinking of our collaborators makes the process of communication with our listener efficient and harmonious.
Motivation is energy in movement, its effect is an impulse which runs along the nerves and makes us immediately move from the chair to get the remote control or to rush out of bed early in the morning to get to the beach or to finally do that thing we hate to do and that we have been continually postponing.
Lean Production is founded on team work; this ensures that the basic skill for launching and leading the Lean culture implementation to success is (even before all of its methods) the management of a work group. If we are unable to manage and motivate a work group, then we will never be able to implement Lean production.
At the basis of the various “temples” which represent Total Production Maintenance or the Toyota Production System, there is always the 5S method in one way or another..
This tells us that this method is fundamental and unavoidable for the companies who are interested in achieving Lean Production.
If you want things and people around you to change, first of all you must change. The solutions for achieving the objectives that you set come from the quality of the questions you ask yourselves.
If we want to obtain quality solutions to our problems, we must ask ourselves quality questions, this is the essential premise for finding quality solutions.
Lean Manufacturing and the Kaizen philosophy of continuous improvement are based on work groups. It is not possible to implement WCM or TPM if we are unable to manage and promote teamwork.
What are the base conditions that a good Kaizen coach must create so that the group performs very well?
In the company, it is possible to see the force of resistance to change at work just as soon as new ideas which in fact question the entire hierarchy, are introduced.
The resistance to change is much stronger the closer you get to the vertex of the company pyramid.
In the world of Lean Manufacturing, we hear always more frequently about coaching.
Unfortunately, I have found that in Italy there is still a great deal of confusion about what it is and what coaching activity entails and often what is instead consulting, mentoring or training passes off as coaching.
For a few weeks now we have been witnessing some events which will probably further worsen the economic crisis currently taking place in Italy.
The devaluation of the Yuan
In an effort to return competitiveness to industry, China has devaluated its currency by 10%.
If we study the various graphic representations of the Toyota Production System of Just in Time, of TPM and of WCM well, it is possible to notice that in these models there is always the presence of elements which recall the involvement of all the collaborators of the company.
The activities that refer to Lean Production are efficient only if the problems are analyzed with a 360° vision and this almost always requires a work group.