Lean Enterprise in 10 Easy Steps

The way to successfully implement some thing is to break it down into smaller chunks of activity. In doing this the brain can come to terms with what is being asked of it and how it all fits together. Implementing Lean principles falls under the same process. It’s to big for most people to get […]

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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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We’ve been doing Lean Principles for ten years!

It’s important to understand the difference between doing and living Lean Principles. I was talking with a potential client last week and they gave me their history of Lean over the last ten years. “So, you’ve been doing lean for ten years?” I asked. “Yes, we have, and proud of our achievements, too” replied the […]

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