Let ‘Er Roll!

Let ‘er roll! What a classic!

Are there any Lean lessons to be learned from Lucy & Ethel in this well-known scene at the Chocolate Factory? [tweetmeme]As a food guy, I see some clear food safety issues but we won’t go there just yet…. what do you see? Respect for the individual? Over-burdened work stations?  Please enjoy the video and comment below or better yet, join the conversation on Facebook

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About Christian Paulsen

Christian Paulsen is an Executive Consultant with 20 years of Lean Manufacturing. Chris adds value to organizations by driving process improvement and bottom line savings. Chris intends to help others by sharing the lessons learned after a quarter century of operational leadership, marriage, parenting, and even longer as a Cubs fan. Your comments on this blog are welcome. You can also connect with Chris via LinnkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook in the right sidebar. Chris welcomes your comments. Christian's professional services are available by contacting him through LinkedIn (right side bar)
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One Response to Let ‘Er Roll!

  1. I love Lucy!!
    Brings back memories when I was a kid watching the show… Well Christen, I saw the lead leading with fear, a scare tactic of manipulation… Very, Very unproductive… If the lead, allowed Lucy an Ethel to comment on their perceptive of the production line, the lead would have had more of an unbiased assumption of the situation…

    Clearly the position requires one to manufacture and produce, so it isn’t inherent of a production worker to posses certain communication skills, if they do not, it is the leads responsibility to adapt and communicate successfully. By manipulating with fear, the lead has immediately cut the chances of Ethel and Lucy’s success in communicating the necessary speed the production belt needs to be…

    It is only part Ethel and Lucy’s responsibility but only after being trained or groomed to communicate what needs to communicated to the lead regarding production, It is the leads responsibility from the beginning to groom the new employees from communication to production to quality….

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