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Lean Manufacturing Isn’t The Tools

I’m putting together a short training program for something I’ve done a lot over the years, 5S.  One of my […]

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Little’s Law

I’m surprised at myself that I’ve never written about Little’s Law. It’s one of those things we lean geeks love […]

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The Economics of Lean

yer. The wrong interpretation of lean economics leads us to believe that the best way to get customers is to […]

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Article: How Not to Implement Lean

This is a story that’s familiar to me but one that I’d forgotten the details of. It reinforces my contention […]

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The Goals of Lean

This is the first in a series of short videos that will review my take on the goals of Lean. […]

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How Toyota Introduces Tech

Over the years, I’ve resisted linking to “outside” articles other than my own. I always felt that I should provide […]

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Don’t Think About Industry 4.0 Until You’re Lean

First, let me say that nothing that follows is intended to disparage Industry 4.0. Digital technology has the potential to change […]

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A Lesson in Visual Management

Check out the video below. You don’t have to watch the whole thing (but you probably will…it’s an interesting video, […]

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Every Book I’ve Read About Lean Is Bull****

OK, that’s not actually true. I’ve read some good books on lean.  In fact, I always have my clients buy […]

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Here’s My Latest Industry Week Article

One hears a lot about how good leaders are “decisive”.  I’d argue that we don’t need “decisive” leaders so much […]

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