Lean Manufacturing Update

Keeping You Informed On Lean Manufacturing

“But What If We Don’t Need Workplace Organization?”

  • Rick Bohan
  • April 27, 2019

I was talking recently with a very smart distribution manager at one of my clients.  We’ve been very involved with […]

One Piece Flow Video…It’s Misleading (A Discussion of One Piece Flow and Supermarkets)

  • Rick Bohan
  • April 20, 2019

First, take a look at the video.  (I saw it recently on a LinkedIn post.)  Then, let’s discuss below the […]

A Video You Should Watch About the GM Lordstown Plant

  • Rick Bohan
  • January 24, 2019

I just started reading Rude Awakening: The Rise, Fall, and Struggle for Recovery of General Motors, written by Maryann Keller.  It […]

My Recent Industry Week Article

  • Rick Bohan
  • January 22, 2019

I used to write mostly about lean but have switched to writing mostly about organization culture and change management. Here’s […]

How to Implement Lean Manufacturing: Simplify and Solve – Setup and Changeover Time Reduction: Part 3

  • Rick Bohan
  • October 30, 2018

In Part 1, we talked about the “why” of quick change.  In Part 2, we started the discussion of “how” […]

Another Industry Week Article!

  • Rick Bohan
  • August 01, 2018

I used to send IW articles about lean.  But I’ve switched to covering corporate culture, change management, and employee engagement […]

How to Implement Lean Manufacturing: Simplify and Solve – Setup and Changeover Time Reduction: Part 2

  • Rick Bohan
  • August 01, 2018

In Part 1, we talked about the “why” of quick change.  Now, let’s attend to the “how”. I usually tell […]

A New Industry Week Article!

  • Rick Bohan
  • July 09, 2018

Hey, I just got another article published on the Industry Week website.  Here it is…you should read it.

How to Implement Lean Manufacturing: Simplify and Solve – Setup and Changeover Time Reduction: Part 1

  • Rick Bohan
  • June 18, 2018

Before you read this post, take a look at this video.  It’s related to our topic and…it’s just really cool.  (You […]

Accuride Plant is an Industry Week “Best Plant” Award Winner

  • Rick Bohan
  • April 02, 2018

I always like reading about the winners of Industry Weeks’s Best Plant Awards.  I especially like reading about winners from […]

New YouTube Video: How to Implement 5S Overview

  • Rick Bohan
  • March 14, 2018

I just posted my newest YouTube video, “How to Implement 5S: A Quick Overview”.  It’s just that…a quick overview.  All […]

Forget Lean…It’s About Process Stability and Flow

  • Rick Bohan
  • February 14, 2018

OK, I don’t actually want you to altogether forget about lean.  I do want you to get rid of the notion […]