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Mura: The Waste of Uneveness

Posted on October 30, 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 23, 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 22, 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

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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

The Speed of Lean

Posted on July 3, 2016 · Posted in Leadership, Lean, Lean Thoughts, Lean Training, Sensei

The Speed of Lean A colleague recently asked me an intriguing question.  He queried: “Is the [Sensei-led] method of Lean implementation too slow?” Great question! Why?  Because I think most.. read more

Opinions: Sensei vs. Certified?

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Opinions: Sensei vs. Certified? There is a question that has been buzzing around my head for months.  It’s been like the proverbial bee in my bonnet. It’s this: Is a Lean.. read more

Lean: Led From The Top

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  Someone recently observed that middle managers have the ability to “filter” the message of Lean, implying that middle managers could impair their organizations efforts to improve. I would add.. read more

Respect for People

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  There is so much potential in our organizations that goes untapped Consider this. If your company owned a piece of equipment capable of gaining it market dominance within its.. read more

Toyota Principle #14: Learning Organization

                    Toyota Principle #14: Become a learning organization through relentless reflection (Hansei) and continuous improvement (Kaizen).  This principle is a lot.. read more

Toyota Principle #13: Make Decisions Slowly

                              Toyota Principle #13: Make decisions slowly by consensus, thoroughly considering all options; implement decisions rapidly.. read more