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Archive for October, 2016

Mura: The Waste of Uneveness

Posted on October 30th, 2016 · Posted in Uncategorized

In my last post, Muri: Overburdening People and Equipment, I examined Muri, or overburden. In this post, I’d like to address Mura, or “unevenness.” The bar chart above is a.. read more

Lean & The Hired Gun Approach

Posted on October 23rd, 2016 · Posted in Leadership, Lean, Lean Thoughts, Uncategorized

  I’ve seen Lean transformations go down three paths. Hire a consultant and have them perform Kaizen events in the part of the company where you make your money. Occasionally, this.. read more

It’s Not A Good Time …

Posted on October 22nd, 2016 · Posted in Uncategorized

The Chinese character for crisis has frequently been interpreted as two juxtaposed concepts: Danger & Opportunity. For small businesses, the decision to engage a consultant often becomes a moment of.. read more

Money, Motive, Lean & Leadership

Posted on October 22nd, 2016 · Posted in Leadership, Lean, Money, Toyota Principles

My apologies for the length of  this post, almost twice the 500 words I strive for. It started out as two separate posts, but the more I thought about it, the.. read more