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Lean Management System is a Critical Element!

Lean management using key aspects of lean principles One of the key aspects of Lean principles is the position that a management team takes during an implementation process. They need to realize that a Lean Management System is a critical element to ensure a successful implementation. It is necessary to create a pro-active infrastructure that […]

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Lean Certification Training Transforms Management Thinking

In an organization that is implementing a lean management system the stumbling block to success is not necessarily the employees but it is often the management team. I decided to write this article to reflect how lean certification training transforms management thinking and their approach to implementing lean principles. Transformation in any business starts by […]

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Lean Certification Training –What the difference between Hard skills vs. Soft skills?

When I created the curriculum for Lean Certification Online, I included both hard skills and soft skills into the lean training programs. I want to explain what I mean by “hard and soft skills” and why it is so important to use both. When a management team discovers the benefits of lean principles, they go to great lengths […]

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Understanding Leadership and Management in a Lean Culture.

How Leadership and Management Influences The Development of a Lean Culture. If an organization embarks on the development of a lean culture, it requires dedicated leadership and management abilities. A paradigm shift in organizational thinking, procedures and values through the assimilation of a lean philosophy and principles into the business processes. What is the difference […]

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Working Through a Lean Transformation

Lean transformation can be an emotional roller coaster for any organization. Although a lean transformation is good for business, employees, and the economy, going through the process can be an emotional roller coaster for any organization. Embarking on a lean transformation often means a lot of change taking place throughout a company and this may […]

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How Managers can Facilitate or Terminate the Improvement Process?

De-motivating the team members during a Kaizen event is easy. Kaizen events are the perfect environment to guide a team through a process of improvement that will inspire and motivate them. I like to think of Kaizen events as “play sessions.” Employees are given a time-out from their work schedule to play and think outside […]

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When is the Executive Management going to get on the Lean Band Wagon?

Lean Implementation without Leadership involvement is a fiasco! It seems like the never-ending story that one reads in a child’s bedtime book. It’s the story about the little company who dreams of one day becoming the best business who implemented lean principles. It continued to dream this great dream until one day the evil corporate […]

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