Setting up the Ohno Circles App to work in a Logistics environment is straight forward. Set the facility to be a depot by names, add all the areas that might exist, Good Receiving, Pallet Yard, Fuel Bunker, Truck Park, Bulk Storage Area A, Bulk Storage B, Pick Tower, Packing Stations, Packaging Store,Dispatch and Loading Dock. Once that’s been done, list all the processes if you need too or products, you don’t have too as these aren’t required fields, then you are good to go walking through with a structured observation tool on your smart devise that gives you a framework for capturing improvement opportunities to drive continuous improvement within your logistics depo
Given the origins of Lean have come from manufacturing, setting up is straight forward. Your facility will be the name of your production location, taking a generic metal processing facility, your areas might be, Goods Receipt, Inspection, Quarantine, Press Shop, Fabrication, Paint Preparation, Spray Shop, Assembly Line One, Packing and Dispatch. Naming processes follows the activities within an area and in this business sector, it would be helpful to identify the products for which observations are being made. Then you are good to go.
Same with financial services, your facility might be a bank, a call centre, archive storage location. All these facilities have areas within them, as well as processes and products, so all the fields can be used and the Ohno Circles App has been tested successfully in the financial services environment.Opportunities have been captured across multiple banking sites and the opportunities aggregated together producing a case to change some key processes for the better through the use of this App.
Even in hospital environments, Ohno Circles can work. Name the facility on your App with the name of the hospital, list the areas such as A+E, ICU, Operating Theatre One, Ward One, Stores, Surgical Supplies. Then note your processes, as with Logistics, you can leave the products blank then you are good to go using Ohno Circles in a medical facility.