Lean In Nike – NOS (Nike Operation System) #4

Pilot lines were designed as a smaller capacity with 480 pairs per day from traditional 2000 pairs. This change was to be flexible to customer demand which were ’many products, small quantity’. Stockfitting (midsole and outsole attaching) and assembly line also were changed with introducing NIR (Near Infrared) heating technology. It helped to reduce the […]

Lean In Nike – NOS (Nike Operation System) #2

In 1998, Manufacturing R & D team was looking for a change in manufacturing approach. At that time, lots of companies were adopting ‘Lean’ and ‘6 sigma’ as business transformation methodology. After researching which way to go, Nike finally decided to go with Lean for footwear operation transformation. In the mean time, one of Nike […]

Lean in Nike – NOS (Nike Operation System) #3

Nike wanted to transformed the overall processes of footwear manufacturing radically with Lean. It would not started Lean journey if they would do some 7 wastes hunting or 5S. For about +50 years, footwear had been produced as much as same way regardless of companies and countries where they operated. Big batches of components were […]

Lean Six Sigma – White Belt (Online Course)

Course Introduction Lean Six Sigma (LSS) is one of the most popular methodologies used to implement and maintain operations excellence in the processes of manufacturing and service businesses. For businesses, the company can save millions of dollars in operating costs each year through LSS improvement projects. Leading manufacturing companies have been deploying and developing professional […]

Lean Six Sigma in Viet Nam

Lean Six Sigma is a set of tools and techniques used in process improvement that help organizations optimize their performance. It has been used to great effect in many industries and is rapidly gaining popularity in Vietnam. In Vietnam, Lean Six Sigma has been used to reduce production costs, improve customer service, and increase employee […]

Lean Production Characteristics

Nguyễn Ngọc Hiền Nowdays, a massive amount of data has been generated for every single second, which is increasing the need for data analysis. The data is not only in form of figures, but also in text. That leads to the term of data science in general and text mining in particular. With the text […]

Single Minute Exchange of Die (SMED)

NGUYỄN NGỌC HIỀN One of the improvement tools in manufacturing that defines an unique feature of the Toyota Production System is Quick Change Over, well known as the Single-Minute Exchange of Die (SMED). Reducing changeover time is a major objective of this approach by distinguishing between internal activities & external activities, and thereby providing improved […]

Re-engineering Dust Collector in EVA polishing in Shoes Manufacturing

Nguyễn Ngọc Hiền Abstract: Not only is the data analysis important in operations excellence, but the engineering mindset and thinking play a crucial role to put an end on the problem as well as maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of concerned processes. The following example is a typical design-engineering problem in shoes manufacturing processes; specifically, […]

Visualizing KPI Dashboard of Operator Productivity

Nguyễn Ngọc Hiền In order to maintain the operator productivity associated with higher retention rate, a manufacturer shall measure its operator performance and make up appropriate incentive schemes for those operators who achieve the performance targets. This article not only shows how a practical performance measurement system was realized but it was also presented in […]

Inventory Planning Model

NGUYỄN NGỌC HIỀN Abstract: The complexity in managing the inventory in a real business is very prominent, which raises a need of model to logically calculate stock levels (such as safety stock,..). These stock levels were calculated by a dozen of formulas. To bring the formulas into the sun, I carefully connected one by one […]