Lean Manufacturing Update

Keeping You Informed On Lean Manufacturing

Lean Manufacturing Principles: The System is Perfectly Designed to Get the Results it Gets

  • Rick Bohan
  • December 12, 2014

I used to work for a large steel producer. It happens that the large steel producer would lose coils of […]

Lunch Room Lean

  • Rick Bohan
  • December 12, 2014

One of the fun parts about lean consulting (as compared with implementing lean for a single employer) is that I […]

What the heck is a “standard rate” and what’s it good for?

  • Rick Bohan
  • August 04, 2014

I got into one of those not infrequent “lean discussions” recently that focused on “standards”.  Now, the first thing that […]

Lean Manufacturing Principles: Consistent is Better than Fast

  • Rick Bohan
  • July 31, 2014

Since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, manufacturers have had a devotion to, not to say an obsession with, efficiency […]

Lean Manufacturing Principles: No “Manufacturing Heroics”

  • Rick Bohan
  • July 30, 2014

Over the next few weeks, I’m going to be going over what I consider to be some of the fundamental […]

Agile Manufacturing Update…Starting Over

  • Rick Bohan
  • July 28, 2014

If you’ve been here before, you might be surprised about the “starting over” phrase.  As I’ve mentioned, GoDaddy quit offering […]

Value of Value Stream Maps: Take Two

  • Rick Bohan
  • July 25, 2014

A few days ago, I wrote about the use (or non-use) of value stream maps and, upon re-reading that post, […]

The Value of Value Stream Mapping

  • Rick Bohan
  • July 15, 2014

A number of places I’ve been to have a value stream map hanging somewhere already.  Often the map has been […]

What the hell? Where am I? And what did they do with Agile Manufacturing Update?

  • Rick Bohan
  • June 30, 2014

That’s what you’re thinking, right? Well, here’s the quick story: GoDaddy, the host of the blog, got out of the […]

Agile Manufacturing Update is all new!

  • Rick Bohan
  • June 25, 2014

OK, Godaddy got out of the business of hosting blogs, so I’ve got this WordPress site now.  It’ll take a […]