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Why Is Lean So Damn Hard?

  • Rick Bohan
  • March 25, 2023

Photo by Andrea Piacquadio The quick answer is…it’s not. It’s getting operators to put their tools back on a shadow […]

Brand new article in Industry Week…Is The Best Award No Award?

  • Rick Bohan
  • March 25, 2023

Ron and I added a new member to the writing team…Brandon Davis.  Brandon is the general ops manager for NOV […]

We’re #5 (And #12!)

  • Rick Bohan
  • January 09, 2023

Articles written by my friend and co-author Ron Jacques and I received some notoriety recently.  Two of our articles were […]

So…What’s Your Problem with 5S?

  • Rick Bohan
  • December 05, 2022

Photo by Jake Nebov on Unsplash I was just responding to a post on LinkedIn that included a poll one […]

Forget “Efficiency”! Think “Density of Value Transfer”!

  • Rick Bohan
  • November 20, 2022

I don’t read many books on lean.  Most of them are pretty boring, truth be told. That said, I’ve had […]

Checklists Can Change Your Company’s Culture

  • Rick Bohan
  • November 18, 2022

There probably aren’t many topics more mundane than checklists, right? Well, in our latest Industry Week article, Ron Jacques and […]

Process Mapping and Culture Change

  • Rick Bohan
  • November 15, 2022

First, it’s amazing how quickly time can fly between blog posts.  I would have bet my last one was no […]

“Work Intensification” Isn’t Lean

  • Rick Bohan
  • September 29, 2022

Photo by Jonathan Borba on Unsplash A few weeks ago, I posted about an article,  written by someone who referred […]

If You Can’t Say “Efficiency”….What DO You Say?

  • Rick Bohan
  • September 12, 2022

Last week, I made the case for leaving the word “efficiency” out of your lexicon.  Just in the past few […]

Don’t Say “Efficiency”

  • Rick Bohan
  • September 06, 2022

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

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 […]