Mudbath Blog

20 April 2014

Lean Flow Launched

Lean Flow is value stream mapping production tool for manufacturers. The concept has manifested from Lean Principles of manufacturing which contains a series of tool sets that enable you to achieve a lean production line.

What is lean Manufacturing?

Lean Manufacturing is pretty simple, reduce your waste - this could come in the form of material or time and increase your output. It is built around , what we would consider in the development industry, "agile" approach which promotes continuous improvements. Being able to measure these improvements is pretty important to the success and adopting Lean as a culture within an organisation.

Value Stream Mapping

Value Stream Mapping is tool that allows you to map your production flow or chain and identify the lead time between each link or node. This lead time is value that you are looking to improve when trying to continuously improve your value stream map and "lean out" your production line

Lean Flow & Value Stream Mapping

Lean Flow allows users to create their own production line in the cloud by value stream mapping their desired production steps. 

How does it work?

Creates an account at lean flow

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Create your End products

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Register your scan devices by downloading the scan apps or integrating with the Lean Flow API

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Add your components & and start creating your flow & its respective steps

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Once you flow is setup send your product & component codes out onto the production floor and get scanning. The results are logged in the active flow table and activity board - these are all live; so need for refreshing 

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We're exciting to have it launched and we look forward to the ongoing relationship with Lean Flow and their successes.