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I See Muda, Mura and Muri Everywhere

I learnt about an interesting concept in an unusual situation. Over the weekend, I was waiting in the check-out line in Costco (a local wholesale warehouse / store) with only couple of items bought to ring through the cash registers. 778 more words

Decision Making


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The Future of the Toyota Production System

“What Akio Toyoda feared the company lost when it was growing so fast was the time to struggle and learn,” said Liker, who met with Toyoda in November.

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How To Implement Lean Manufacturing

How To Implement Lean Manufacturing,
Second Edition
Author: Lonnie Wilson
ISBN: 9780071835732
©2015 | 2nd Edition | 416 pages | Hardcover
Pub Date: MAR-15… 108 more words



Sometimes we receive unreasonable and confusing directions, and sometimes we give them. Check out this example.

As in the short video clip, even if the systems behind this confusion are sound and the motivations reasonable, when you put them together they can create a frustrating no-win situation. 477 more words

Old Lean Dude

Hockey yes, but ballet now!

By: John McNeil

Mike Rother wrote a book about Toyota and Lean in 2009. Toyota Kata describes the choreographed patterns of movements that comprise Toyota’s rigorous approaches to their work.  319 more words

Lean Consulting

A Tale of Two Communities

There was a time when “community” was narrowly defined as “a group of people living in the same place.” I have distant recollections of a Boy Scout merit badge that encouraged scouts to study the geography, history, government and local customs of their town. 454 more words

Old Lean Dude