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

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

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

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

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Why Is Takt Time So Confusing?

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

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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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