All posts tagged "Henry Ford"

  • Make Every Employee An Owner
    Make Every Employee An Owner

    When an organization’s leadership team sets in motion processes that trigger and sustain line worker involvement in process improvements, when managers interact with employees on the line, and when supervisors see their primary function as being catalysts,...

    • Posted March 29, 2016
    • 0
  • Lean for Leaders is an Antidote for Failure
    Lean for Leaders is an Antidote for Failure

    When a leadership team “Walks the Lean Walk” great things happen. When they only “Talk Lean”, nothing happens. And Lean fails. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Lean for Leaders is an antidote for failure.

    • Posted March 9, 2016
    • 0
  • Three Careers On Their Way To Being Wasted
    Three Careers On Their Way To Being Wasted

    Three careers on their way to being wasted. Tom who assumed that managers and supervisors thought he was too stupid to have any good ideas. Kim who doubted that she really had the ability to come up...

    • Posted April 14, 2015
    • 0
  • Henry Ford’s Great and Simple Gift
    Henry Ford’s Great and Simple Gift: “You can do better.”

    “We are trying to link all processes—from the final consumer back to the raw material—in a smooth flow without detours.” The beliefs at the heart of Lean must animate any Lean transformation if it is to be...

    • Posted December 16, 2014
    • 0
  • The False Allure of Complexity
    Lean: The Power of Simplicity

    The thinking process that Lean builds, Kaizen thinking, is a simple process. It is also an incredibly powerful process. It transforms those who practice it into expert waste spotters who engage in tenacious searches for all forms...

    • Posted December 3, 2013
    • 0
  • Use the Idea Board for Lean Manufacturing Success

    Nothing is more crucial to the success of Lean manufacturing than employee engagement. This short video contains interviews of employees at Hydromat and Edge Technologies, RugDoctor, and GSI Diversified talking about the ways in which the Idea...

    • Posted October 10, 2012
    • 15
  • Starting on the Road to Lean
    Making Lean Stick – Starting on the Road to Lean

    This is what you need to understand before starting on road to Lean.

    • Posted September 13, 2012
    • 1
  • Just What Makes Lean Stick?
    Making Lean Stick – Just What Makes Lean Stick?

    Studies conducted on the rate of Lean implementation failures suggest that it’s between 60 and 70%. It’s my firm conviction that it is far better to never start down the Lean journey than it is to begin...

    • Posted August 17, 2012
    • 0
  • The Core Beliefs of Lean
    Making Lean Stick – The Core Beliefs of Lean

    The people best qualified to improve work processes are the people who do the work. Learn the core beliefs at the heart of Lean and their operational implications.

    • Posted July 9, 2012
    • 0
  • Communicating with Employees
    Leadership for Life – Communicating with Employees

    Regardless of titles and rank, people in organizations, who share the same mission, who pursue the same vision, can succeed in carrying out their mission only when they communicate clearly and frequently. Leaders have to take the...

    • Posted April 1, 2012
    • 0