All posts tagged "Lean Manufacturing"

  • Supplier and manufacturer working together
    Should You Care If Your Suppliers Are Making Money?

    One integrated value stream benefits suppliers, manufacturers and customers alike.

    • Posted August 28, 2019
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  • Barriers to a Lean Transformation
    Barriers to a Lean Transformation

    What drives the disparity between Lean’s ability to drive incredible improvements – product quality, productivity, and profitability – and its failure to deliver?

    • Posted April 16, 2019
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  • Being in Control
    Being in Control

    Nobody wants to be treated like a machine. Too many workers are. Discover five simple steps that, put easily into action, release workforce knowledge and creativity.

    • Posted March 12, 2019
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  • Elon's opening of the Tesla Annual Shareholders Meeting by Steve Jurvetson, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.
    Elon Musk, Tesla, and Lean Leadership

    The three characteristics of Lean leadership, Elon Musk style, were what made it possible for Tesla to meet a challenge to its very survival. What was called for was a very creative, out-of-the-box method of meeting this...

    • Posted December 12, 2018
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  • Belief-Based Lean Transformations
    Belief-Based Lean Transformations

    A large percentage of attempts to successfully implement the very powerful tools of Lean manufacturing fail. There are three basic mistakes leadership teams make which cause Lean failure.

    • Posted November 27, 2018
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  • Voices from the Front-Line
    Voices from the Front Line

    A way to measure the value and sustainability of a manufacturer’s Lean transformation: What do line workers say about the impact of what’s happening on their work and on their lives?

    • Posted October 31, 2018
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  • A Lean Parable
    A Lean Parable

    Many attempts to implement Lean fail. Organizations “do the Lean tools” and discover that in relatively short order the use of these tools fades away. Why does this happen? There are two causes, and here's what you...

    • Posted July 17, 2018
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  • Anger, Respect, and Productivity
    Anger, Respect, and Productivity

    Showing respect for workers makes all the difference in worker attitudes and product quality. And why is showing respect for workers of such supreme importance? Because not showing respect triggers anger (that great enemy of productivity and...

    • Posted April 5, 2018
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  • Being Blinded by Machine Utilization Rate
    Being Blinded by Machine Utilization Rate

    We build more than our customer needs just to not waste production capacity. It’s magical thinking and it’s intoxicating. And thinking this way has a direct, negative impact on profitability. So what are some steps that can...

    • Posted February 21, 2018
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  • Incredible Power of the Uncommon and Unexpected
    The Incredible Power of the Uncommon and Unexpected

    Lackluster employee engagement seems all too common these days. Especially when it's so easy to create employee experiences that drive higher levels of motivation, confidence, and, most importantly, a sense of belonging to the organization. Unexpected. Personal....

    • Posted January 10, 2018
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