Why Is Lean So Damn Hard?
Photo by Andrea Piacquadio The quick answer is…it’s not. It’s getting operators to put their tools back on a shadow […]Read More
Brand new article in Industry Week…Is The Best Award No Award?
Ron and I added a new member to the writing team…Brandon Davis. Brandon is the general ops manager for NOV […]Read More
We’re #5 (And #12!)
Articles written by my friend and co-author Ron Jacques and I received some notoriety recently. Two of our articles were […]Read More
So…What’s Your Problem with 5S?
Photo by Jake Nebov on Unsplash I was just responding to a post on LinkedIn that included a poll one […]Read More
Forget “Efficiency”! Think “Density of Value Transfer”!
I don’t read many books on lean. Most of them are pretty boring, truth be told. That said, I’ve had […]Read More
Checklists Can Change Your Company’s Culture
There probably aren’t many topics more mundane than checklists, right? Well, in our latest Industry Week article, Ron Jacques and […]Read More
Process Mapping and Culture Change
First, it’s amazing how quickly time can fly between blog posts. I would have bet my last one was no […]Read More
“Work Intensification” Isn’t Lean
Photo by Jonathan Borba on Unsplash A few weeks ago, I posted about an article, written by someone who referred […]Read More
If You Can’t Say “Efficiency”….What DO You Say?
Last week, I made the case for leaving the word “efficiency” out of your lexicon. Just in the past few […]Read More
Don’t Say “Efficiency”
Photo by Carl Heyerdahl on Unsplash I once worked for an organization that provided training and consulting to businesses and […]Read More