7

Tools

Lean methods are based on a number of tools. This chapter describes nine tools that can be used immediately in farming. The chapter can be used as a reference text to read about the individual tools.

7.1 Tools

This chapter introduces some of the Lean tools it is best to start with when a Lean vision is to be implemented.

You can use the chapter as a reference book and read about each individual tool. The following tools are introduced:

WeekPlanner

Kaizen meeting

PDCA

Value stream mapping

Standardization

5S

Kanban

TPM

SMED

The features of each tool are described under the heading You Can Achieve. Here, you can ...

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