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Traditional Lean?

Twice in the last month I’ve heard the phrase “Traditional Lean” used in public presentations.   In neither case did the presenter explain the expression, but one displayed a slide with a Venn diagram showing the overlap between Lean and Six Sigma.  918 more words

Old Lean Dude

Eye of the Beholder

Many moons ago when I was just getting started on my lean journey, I visited a large automotive supplier to benchmark pull systems.  My own factory had started a pilot kanban between two work centers and I was hoping to gain some insight from a more experienced source.  804 more words

Old Lean Dude

5 Important characteristics of Lean value system

The following 5 lean characteristics are to be ensured while creating future state

  1. Takt time – Takt time is a customer demand rate. Every product will be having a Takt time.
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Lean- A Unique Production Technique

Managing Your Expectations

Strategy, simply defined as what an organization needs to do, is important. There is no doubt that an artfully designed strategic concept can have transformative implications for the fortunes of an organization. 588 more words

Strategy And Execution

Indefinite Postponement

Today’s post is inspired by the politically charged gobbledygook we call presidential primaries.   This battle of principles turned battle of wills reminds me that the role of the change agent can be as much theater as science.  837 more words

Old Lean Dude

The SMaC Concept: Vision Statements are not Where Great Performance Begins

In their book Great by Choice, authors Jim Collins and Morten Hansen make what I think is an important point they call the “SMaC Recipe” which stands for Specific, Methodical, and Consistent. 661 more words


Ten Posts for Ten Shingo Principles

Hurrah!  Today is the first day of Spring, if a little snowy, in the Boston area.  And the 28th Annual Shingo Prize Conference is fast approaching in just one month.    647 more words

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