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We Help Operations Managers to Conceive and Actualize Their Industrial Visions Based on the Lean Manufacturing Culture

We Help Operations Managers to Conceive and Actualize Their Industrial Visions Based on the Lean Manufacturing Culture

The One Point lesson or "Punctual Lesson" or OPL is a single point and can share important Information in short visual representations.

This lesson is based on single topic or point which is generally drawn on single paper of A3 or A4 format.

The one point lesson is clear, simple, and easily understandable for everyone. The lesson transfers knowledge to a team. One Point Lesson is designed by working team, team manager or shift supervisor for quickly conveys the lesson to team and colleagues.

It is not meant to train people nor are they intended to train someone on a complex process. A great tool to transmit knowledge and technical skills, to bring examples of problems and to present concrete cases of improvement. It gives them ownership of the processes of the workplace and helps with motivation.

One point lesson is placed in most visible areas of work like near work stations, work meeting areas, display boards etc. It shares key learnings and create common understanding of the systems and standards for the team that apply to a work area.

More details:

  • One Point Lessons are more visual and lesser text representations i.e., 80 percent pictures and 20 percent words.
  • In lean methodology they often used in Kaizens, TPM, 5S, JIT, Safety etc. as usage of machine, checking oil levels, performing Autonomous maintenance, dos and don’ts and many more.
  • Other areas of use such as
    • Quality applications: Identifying defects and defective products etc.
    • Inventory applications: Determining quick fast inventory levels check with visual representations.
    • Inspection applications: Define Inspection locations correct method of instrument usage etc.
    • Maintenance applications: For regular checks of equipment and machine for better output.
    • Equipment operation applications: Using one point lesson for loading and unload of material, changeover guidelines, machine cleaning, troubleshooting etc.
  • It can also be discussed frequently in weekly meetings, quick lesson for new employees and as reference to regular check points.
  • In short answer one point lesson is to provide to-the-point immediate knowledge to the people with minimum effort.

One Point Lesson Example

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