All posts tagged "Lean Manufacturing"

  • Lean and the Joy of Work
    Lean and the Joy of Work

    This absolutely delightful thing called joy is so often foreign to our workplaces. I’ve been in far too many organizations where workers are angry, fearful, unhappy, drained of energy. You can see it in their eyes, the...

    • Posted September 23, 2020
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  • Eliminating Waste in Changeovers
    A Major Profit-Builder: Eliminating Waste in Changeovers

    In today’s hyper-competitive market place, all manufacturers face the challenge of making more products at less cost and higher quality. One of the two major barriers to meeting these twin challenges are non-standardized work processes bloated with...

    • Posted July 14, 2020
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  • 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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