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One Man's Lean Journey: Driving Employee Engagment Through Standardized Work Creation

One of the most valuable lessons I have learned is the importance of employee involvement in creating improvement within an organization. Working for the automotive supplier to create standard work instructions was time in my learning. 311 more words


Techniques for Lean Manufacturing Success

Lean manufacturing is a philosophy that aims to find efficiencies and remove wasteful steps within processes that add no value to the final product. Lean manufacturing does not reduce quality. 585 more words


Counting Down the Top 10 Viewed Posts of 2013 - 10 Thru 6

2014 is now in full swing.  Before 2013 is too far in the rear view mirror, I thought I would recap the Top 10 most viewed posts on Beyond Lean for 2013. 248 more words


Leading Lean - Apply Lean to Your Work

Last week, I mentioned that I would talk more about the lean forum I attended.  The theme of the forum was leading lean.  Several speakers presented and they all did a fantastic job.  425 more words


Think Inside the Box

I saw a post last week on the Harvard Business Review blog about thinking inside the box.  The title caught my eye, but when reading the post it wasn’t what I had expected.  228 more words


Learning the Ropes

This weekend we had one of those wonderful Chicago summer days that you always dream about especially when our weather can be so unpredictable. I had the splendid opportunity to sail on the tall ship “Lynx” which was here as part of the Tall Ships exhibit at Navy Pier. 459 more words

Kaizen/Continuous Improvement

Accidental Success Is No Reason To Celebrate

Lean Rule #18: If you can’t explain it, you can’t take credit for it.

It is not unusual to expect people to be able to explain the causes of a decline in performance.  353 more words