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There was a time when it was not fashionable for managers to associate with front line employees. Alluding to an old adage, I used to joke that you could not even lead the horse (manager) to water, let alone make him drink. 710 more words

Old Lean Dude

Engaging your Workforce

Operational excellence, continuous improvement, lean management—no matter what you call your pursuit of perfection, in order to sustain it employees have to be “engaged.” You hear it all the time—“we need to get everyone engaged in problem solving … to make them accountable for improving … to motivate them to work together.” 460 more words


Cecilia Lee

With 25 years of professional experience in North America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region, Ms. Lee meets and exceeds expectations through her leadership position with SunGard, a Pennsylvania-based company that provides software services to education, financial services and public sector organizations. 171 more words

Information Technology

The Lean Laboratory

The quality control (QC) laboratory plays a critical role in pharmaceutical production, for both in-process and finished product testing.  Labs not only monitor and control the quality of incoming APIs (active pharmaceutical ingredients), and other supplies used in the manufacturing process; they are also instrumental in the batch release process. 84 more words


Defining Your Problem

“A problem well stated is a problem half solved” -Charles Kettering

Being able to define a problem in a clear and concise manner is one of the biggest challenges for many just starting out in Continuous Improvement or those who don’t have a lot of technical knowledge. 330 more words


Basics to developing Lean culture

The idea that Continuously Improving is just something that will come and go is part of what is wrong in many organizations.  In order for there to be true success at continuously improving the culture of the group must support it.  280 more words