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Karl Marx and Lean Production

  • Rick Bohan
  • September 04, 2022

I stumbled across this article in my Google Alerts feed.  (If you’re not familiar with Google Alerts, I recommend that […]

Here’s an Interesting Discussion on LinkedIn

  • Rick Bohan
  • August 12, 2022

I’ve all but given up on LinkedIn.  A platform that was meant to be a place for managers to network […]

Lean Messaging…It Ain’t What It Used To Be

  • Rick Bohan
  • August 07, 2022

Actually, it never was. I had an interesting experience recently that involved the manner in which lean has been defined, […]

Lean Is In the Simplest Things

  • Rick Bohan
  • July 05, 2022

Workplace organization is fundamental to any lean manufacturing implementation. Some time ago, I was having a discussion with an operator […]

Our Latest Industry Week Article: A New Twist on “Going to the Gemba”

  • Rick Bohan
  • July 04, 2022

Ron Jacques and I have made a pretty good writing team over the past year or so.  Ron has a […]

Is It Wrong that I Refer to Managers as “Dumbasses”?

  • Rick Bohan
  • July 03, 2022

I think that I’ve mentioned that I teach in the B-school at nearby Kent State University.  In the course catalogue, […]

Why Is Takt Time So Confusing?

  • Rick Bohan
  • May 24, 2022

First, everything I’ve read about blogging says that bloggers aren’t to point out (apologize for) long periods between blog posts.  […]

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. […]