Profile of Director – LS Kannan

LS Kannan

LS Kannan Lean Six Sigma Kaizen Consultant, Trainer, Leadership Speaker & Coach ➢  LS Kannan works closely with Entrepreneurs. He brings clarity in the vision, strengthens the connection between personal and professional goals and helps nurturing the Leader within. ➢  Kannan works on Improving Profit, Profitability, Prosperity and Perpetuity of organisations by tapping the Indigenous Wisdom ➢  He delivers Keynote Speeches and conducts training programs for Leaders and Managers. ➢  He loves to help the workforce to make their job...

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Are you calculating your process quality with this wrong Cpk Formula?

I came across a common mistake of using Long Term Sigma to calculate Cpk. Just wanted to elaborate and clarify.   Click here to read the full article

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The Principles of Kaizen

The Origin of Operational Excellence - Part 20 When we descend from the philosophy to action - we need some guiding principles. That's what I discussed in this article - The Principles of Kaizen! Click here to read the full article

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Possible to transform a business in 5 Days?

The Origin of Operational Excellence - Part 21 What makes a Kaizen Workshop successful and thrilling? Sharing my thoughts and learning on Kaizen Workshops - the practice of Rapid Improvement. Click here to read the full article

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 Kaizen Problem Solving and How is it Different from that of Six Sigma?

The Origin of Operational Excellence: Part 22 Sharing my thoughts and experiences on the Practice of Kaizen Problem Solving, reasons for its high-impact results and how this approach is different from that of Six Sigma. Click here to read the full article

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Why organisations need suggestions from Workforce, despite having Managers?

Origin of Operational Excellence: Part 23 In this final article on Kaizen, I discuss the need for suggestion systems in an organisation, how to improve the flow of valid suggestions and who is responsible for a successful suggestion system. Click here to read the full article

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Lead Time

What is Lead Time? Lead time is the time required to complete the set of processes - from start to finish. There are 3 types of such measures in Business Process. Order LT The time required to complete the order - from order receipt to product/service delivery to the consumer. Processing LT The time required to convert the Raw Material into Finished Product (or Production LT) or The time required to convert input information into output information (Service Production LT)...

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Takt Time

Takt Time - Conductors Wand

What is Takt Time? Takt time is the time given by the client to the manufacturer to pull out one piece of finished material from the plant. In other words, it is the time (frequency) at which the manufacturing plant to complete one unit of its product. We can also describe it as the demanded exit rate of a plant. How to Calculate Takt time? Calculate monthly average demand for the product/product family (we can calculate takt time for a...

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Cycle Time

What is Cycle Time

What is Cycle Time? Cycle Time is the time required by an operation or by a machine to complete the processing of one component. How to calculate Cycle Time? Start your stopwatch when a completed component comes out of a machine (or a person completes working on a component). Stop your timer when the next (consecutive) piece comes out of the machine (or a person completes working on the next component) Repeat this for 5 or more times and calculate...

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SMED Training

CSense - SMED

SMED One day program [caption id="attachment_679" align="aligncenter" width="824"] SMED - the basis of TPS[/caption] What is SMED (Single Minute Exchange of Dies)? Setup time is one of the major losses in a manufacturing unit. Normally, a change over may consume few hour every day. On the lower side, if our one change-over takes one hour, we straight away lose 5% of the shift time. So, usually, production managers will try to avoid the changeovers as much as possible. One of...

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