Eliminate Combine Rearrange Simplify is a Lean Tool that is not often discussed in Lean Manufacturing circles, but is, without a doubt, a critical approach in most lean implementation.
ECRS is a simple approach to quickly and rapidly identify wastes and implement immediate improvements. This tool is impatient for long drawn out projects or long winded Kaizen events – this tool is for immediate and pointed Kaizen efforts. This tool obviously supports PDCA and can be an important element in the PDCA mentoring and coaching process.
Let me explain a bit more in the video below: