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Bully for Missy!

Posted on December 1st, 2015 · Posted in business, business model, Leadership, Lean, Lean Thoughts, Uncategorized

In 1999, as I was finishing my master’s thesis, I came across a small company: Title 9 Sports.  Their name has since been changed to just Title Nine (, but.. read more

What’s a Water Spider?

Posted on June 21st, 2015 · Posted in business, Flow, JIT, Lean Thoughts, Savings

Most of us are familiar with material handlers.  They drive lift trucks, push carts or carry plastic tubs of materials to their point of use.  In Lean, however, we try.. read more


Posted on June 15th, 2015 · Posted in business, business model, Leadership, Lean, Lean Thoughts

Akio Toyoda, President of Toyota, testifying before the US House of Representatives A lot of Lean practitioners dislike the use of Japanese words.  However, some concepts don’t easily transcend culture. .. read more

Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)

Posted on June 15th, 2015 · Posted in business, Lean, Lean Thoughts, Savings, TPM, Waste elimination

Lean concepts like Standard Work and Just In Time are predicated on dependability: dependability of materials, dependability of workers, and dependability of equipment.  It’s this latter subject that I want.. read more

From the Middle Outward

Posted on July 18th, 2010 · Posted in business, business model, Lean Thoughts, Savings, Waste elimination

In the past I’ve written that, to be sustainable, a Lean transformation needs to start at the top and flow downward. I won’t retract that statement, but I’m learning a.. read more