Lean Manufacturing Update

Keeping You Informed On Lean Manufacturing

Lean Manufacturing Isn’t The Tools

  • Rick Bohan
  • November 06, 2020

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

Little’s Law

  • Rick Bohan
  • October 20, 2020

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

The Economics of Lean

  • Rick Bohan
  • October 16, 2020

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

Article: How Not to Implement Lean

  • Rick Bohan
  • September 29, 2020

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

The Goals of Lean

  • Rick Bohan
  • September 26, 2020

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

How Toyota Introduces Tech

  • Rick Bohan
  • September 26, 2020

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

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

  • Rick Bohan
  • May 23, 2020

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

A Lesson in Visual Management

  • Rick Bohan
  • May 23, 2020

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

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

  • Rick Bohan
  • May 13, 2020

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

Here’s My Latest Industry Week Article

  • Rick Bohan
  • December 01, 2019

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

Six Sigma Had a Demise?

  • Rick Bohan
  • September 07, 2019

I happened across an article, just a couple of weeks ago, about the alleged demise of Six Sigma.   (Read the […]

“Lean Tourism”? I’m Not a Fan

  • Rick Bohan
  • May 04, 2019

I just got a request via my website contact form.  Here’s what I was asked: “I was wondering if you […]