There are many similarities between the 20 Keys and the Toyota Production system, and many differences. However, the underlying principles are very much the same.
The enthusiasm at County Fair Muldersvlei Farms to make the work environment more productive and organised, was tangible. The project was driven by Chantel Williams and formed part of her Key 1 E-Learning programme.
Did you know that most companies start off very well with their 5S implementations, but a small percentage sustain the improvements over time? The 5S is a process for: improving safety, workplace organisation, cleaning, efficient working and workflow in the workplace. It is simple to implement, but it is challenging to
In business, as in life in general, there are so many times where we can become stuck in place, simply spinning our wheels and making no progress forward. Not only does this stop growth, it leads directly to complacency. One of the easiest and most effective ways to avoid this is with the help of mentors. A mentor is s
Did you know that up to 85% of machine, product, quality, and service-related problems are caused by Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) not being followed? In Key 11 of the 20 Keys Operations Management System, the SOP is defined as “the current best method for producing products and services at consistent quality (Q
Did you know that in Key 9 of the 20 Keys Operations Management System (maintaining machines and equipment), reference is made to the ”3 Evils of Maintenance”? Research indicates that up to 60% of machine/equipment related problems which affect its availability, performance and quality of product produced, may be due t