Devavrat Hegde

Devavrat Hegde

Devavrat has 10 years of Lean experience in the logistics and e-commerce industries and currently leads the LEAN Centre of Excellence at Veryable . Prior to joining Veyrable, was Innovation and Design Engineer with Amazon and had multiple Industrial Engineering positions with Ryder Logistics. Devavrat has a Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pune and Masters of Science in Industrial Engineering from Northeastern University

Recent posts by Devavrat Hegde

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Understanding the Hour-by-Hour Board: A Lean Tool for Efficiency

By Devavrat Hegde on Sep 6, 2023 9:00:00 AM

In the world of Lean manufacturing, continuous improvement is the name of the game. Lean principles aim to optimize processes and reduce waste, ultimately leading to increased efficiency and improved quality. One invaluable tool in the Lean toolbox is the Hour-by-Hour (HbH) board. This visual management tool plays a pivotal role in tracking performance, enhancing communication, and facilitating real-time decision-making within the manufacturing environment. In this blog, we'll dive into the background and the numerous benefits of the Hour-by-Hour board as a Lean tool.

Topics: Visual Management Production Metrics
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Sustaining the 6S Method: Tips for Long-Term Success

By Devavrat Hegde on Jul 17, 2023 12:12:47 PM


Maintaining a clean and organized living or working environment is essential for productivity, safety, and overall well-being. The 6S method originated in manufacturing but has been effective in other settings as well. We’ve outlined a highly level overview of the five key steps in our first blog of this series, with a follow-up blog on the difficulties of sustaining it. In this blog post, we will delve into the importance of sustaining the 6S method and provide you with practical tips to help maintain the gains achieved through the previous steps. But first, a refresher on the updated Six Steps:

Topics: Operational Excellence Lean Center of Excellence
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Kamishibai: Enhancing Auditing with Visual Management

By Devavrat Hegde on Jun 19, 2023 3:48:38 PM

Introduction and Background:

Kamishibai (pronounced ka-MEE-she-bye), a methodology originating from Japan, combines storytelling and visual management to revolutionize auditing processes. Inspired by traditional Japanese street theater, Kamishibai harnesses the power of visuals and the concept of "gemba" to conduct audits at the workplace. Organizations can streamline their auditing efforts by employing cards on boards and driving compliance, transparency, and continuous improvement.

Topics: Operational Excellence Lean Center of Excellence
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A3-Problem-Solving to Unlock Effective Solutions

By Devavrat Hegde on May 24, 2023 4:11:45 PM

In the realm of problem-solving methodologies, the A3 method stands out as a structured and efficient approach to tackling complex challenges. Originating from the Toyota Production System, this problem-solving technique has been widely adopted in various industries and organizations worldwide. In this blog post, we will explore the need for the A3 method and its significant benefits to individuals and organizations.

Topics: Lean Center of Excellence