Lean Manufacturing Update

Keeping You Informed On Lean Manufacturing

How Toyota Introduces Tech

  • Rick Bohan
  • September 26, 2020

Over the years, I’ve resisted linking to “outside” articles other than my own. I always felt that I should provide […]

Don’t Think About Industry 4.0 Until You’re Lean

  • Rick Bohan
  • May 23, 2020

First, let me say that nothing that follows is intended to disparage Industry 4.0. Digital technology has the potential to change […]

A Lesson in Visual Management

  • Rick Bohan
  • May 23, 2020

Check out the video below. You don’t have to watch the whole thing (but you probably will…it’s an interesting video, […]

Every Book I’ve Read About Lean Is Bull****

  • Rick Bohan
  • May 13, 2020

OK, that’s not actually true. I’ve read some good books on lean.  In fact, I always have my clients buy […]

Here’s My Latest Industry Week Article

  • Rick Bohan
  • December 01, 2019

One hears a lot about how good leaders are “decisive”.  I’d argue that we don’t need “decisive” leaders so much […]

Six Sigma Had a Demise?

  • Rick Bohan
  • September 07, 2019

I happened across an article, just a couple of weeks ago, about the alleged demise of Six Sigma.   (Read the […]

“Lean Tourism”? I’m Not a Fan

  • Rick Bohan
  • May 04, 2019

I just got a request via my website contact form.  Here’s what I was asked: “I was wondering if you […]

“But What If We Don’t Need Workplace Organization?”

  • Rick Bohan
  • April 27, 2019

I was talking recently with a very smart distribution manager at one of my clients.  We’ve been very involved with […]

One Piece Flow Video…It’s Misleading (A Discussion of One Piece Flow and Supermarkets)

  • Rick Bohan
  • April 20, 2019

First, take a look at the video.  (I saw it recently on a LinkedIn post.)  Then, let’s discuss below the […]

A Video You Should Watch About the GM Lordstown Plant

  • Rick Bohan
  • January 24, 2019

I just started reading Rude Awakening: The Rise, Fall, and Struggle for Recovery of General Motors, written by Maryann Keller.  It […]

My Recent Industry Week Article

  • Rick Bohan
  • January 22, 2019

I used to write mostly about lean but have switched to writing mostly about organization culture and change management. Here’s […]

How to Implement Lean Manufacturing: Simplify and Solve – Setup and Changeover Time Reduction: Part 3

  • Rick Bohan
  • October 30, 2018

In Part 1, we talked about the “why” of quick change.  In Part 2, we started the discussion of “how” […]