All posts tagged "Lean"

  • Time: Friend or Foe?
    Time: Friend or Foe?

    Studies have shown that the typical American worker wastes between 40 – 45 minutes a day, most of this waste occurring because of the disorganized state of their workplaces. One of my clients calculated that if his...

    • Posted June 23, 2015
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  • When Does Lean Succeed?
    When Does Lean Succeed?

    Lean succeeds when it is supported by a shift in an organization’s culture from one focused on results to one focused on work processes. Triggering and supporting this change in focus requires a Lean management system, a...

    • Posted May 28, 2015
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  • Selecting a Lean Consulting Partner
    Selecting a Lean Consulting Partner

    Who should we engage to support our Lean transformation? It’s a tough question to answer. And it’s a critical question, the answer to which will have a major, long-term impact on your productivity and profitability. I’d suggest...

    • Posted May 12, 2015
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  • Give Your Stars A Chance To Shine
    Give Your Stars A Chance To Shine

    Lean unleashes the potential for your employees to be work place stars. They could make incredibly valuable contributions to their companies. They could be powerful catalysts for change. They could motivate others. Here's how.

    • Posted May 5, 2015
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  • Steve Jobs: Lean Practitioner
    Steve Jobs, Henry Ford, Taiichi Ohno: Lean Practitioners

    Lean, at its heart, is based on the power of simplicity. The force that drives Lean is a simple and powerful process called Kaizen thinking. Kaizen thinking leads to an intense focus on work processes, especially on...

    • Posted April 21, 2015
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  • 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
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  • Incredibly Obvious Logic of Lean Manufacturing
    The Incredibly Obvious Logic of Lean Manufacturing

    Employees who know that the organization for which they work respects their intelligence and who are focused on the relentless pursuit of perfection can drive incredible improvements in productivity, profitability, and quality.

    • Posted March 26, 2015
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  • Work and the Meaning of Life
    Work and the Meaning of Life

    Companies that have undergone a sustainable Lean transformation convey this to their employees: We pay you to do two things. To work and to think. Of these two, thinking is more important than working.

    • Posted March 17, 2015
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  • Lean Idea Board in Action
    Thinking is Everybody’s Job

    The primary challenge faced by any organization undergoing a Lean transformation is to open the minds of both line workers and management to the power of entirely new relationships with each other. So, how can supervisors and...

    • Posted March 5, 2015
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  • Meeting the Healthcare Cost and Quality Challenges
    Meeting the Healthcare Cost and Quality Challenges

    The application of Lean thinking, Lean work processes, and other Lean resources and tools can work to meet the cost and quality challenges of the 21st Century for your hospital, medical office, nursing or assisted living facility.

    • Posted February 19, 2015
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