By Jon Miller | Post Date: February 11, 2007 8:43 PM | Comments: 7
Our clients often ask us to help them with building a Lean video library. They want us to recommend 5 or 10 videos on Lean manufacturing that will help their people learn first the general concepts, then the more in-depth tools and systems.
The Four Hour House video is a good one, teaching teamwork and TQM. For anyone building anything complex, this can be a nice eye opener.
Then there is the so-called Mercury Marine video. Made in the late 1980s, I believe, the 5-minute clip I have shows a series of stills, set to carnival music, of a very wasteful traditional manufacturing process. If anyone knows whether this is commercially available, do let us know.
The Charlie Chaplin DVD Modern Times has several good illustrations of how not to manufacture in modern times, as well as good examples of the seven types of waste.
The video on Genie Industries' website titled Genie's Continuous Improvement Journey is quite a nice one for a PR piece, though it takes a quick eye to catch many of the details.
The 5S at Boeing series looks a bit dated, but the content is not bad.
Of course the folks at Productivity Press, AME and SME have a wealth of videos, though I haven't viewed them all.
We are in the early stages of acquiring some video titles on kaizen and Lean processes, so look for more news on that in future posts.
Which ones are your favorite Lean videos? Do you have a top 5 list? Let us know, and hopefully we can create a Lean video library catalog for everyone to share.Comments are moderated to filter spam and inappropriate content. There may be a delay before your comment is published.