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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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“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 […]

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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 […]

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Don’t Say “Efficiency”

Photo by Carl Heyerdahl on Unsplash I once worked for an organization that provided training and consulting to businesses and […]

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Karl Marx and Lean Production

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

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Here’s an Interesting Discussion on LinkedIn

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

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

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

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