Category Archives: Guest Blog

Lean Math

There is a new Lean blog out there and its name certainly implies that it is different than the rest.  Lean Math just launched last week but already has several interesting posts.  Here is what the authors have to say: Advertisements

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Still the question recurs “can we do better?”

Still the question recurs “can we do better?” ~~President Abraham Lincoln I have the pleasure to contribute the Lean Quote at A Lean Journey Blog today. Please go to A Lean Journey to see a short discussion on how this quote applies to Lean … Continue reading

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Guest Blogging Week

Welcome to Lean Leadership’s third annual Guest Blogging Week.  I am particularly excited as the list of contributors has been growing and the guest posts seem to be popular with you.  Last year’s guest blogs accounted for two of the … Continue reading

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SPC….What’s The Point?

  I am walking the production floor (going to the Gemba) to check out a few things for myself with a new client. Going to the Gemba is a great tool for any leader because you will learn things about … Continue reading

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Management Improvement Carnival

I am pleased and excited that John Hunter asked me to host this edition of the Management Improvement Blog Carnival.  Carnivals are blog posts that serve to provide links to posts on a number of blogs on a related topic. John’s … Continue reading

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Lean Meet Up at A Lean Journey

Tim McMahon is having a series of interviews (Lean Meet Up) on his blog, A Lean Journey.  Tim’s is one of my favorite Lean blogs.  He just posted my Lean Meet Up which you can find here.  I’d encourage you … Continue reading

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One More Time

Today’s manufacturing plants are busy places.  While the factory has always been home to long hours and hard work, it certainly seems like the pressure has been turned up a notch or two over the years.  The Lean Manufacturing journey … Continue reading

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Who Is Leaving Your Team?

A recent survey of over 30,000 employees including 2400 US-based employees had some grim results. One-third of US employees are considering leaving their current company – it’s even worse with younger employees. There are also those who are so unmotivated … Continue reading

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The Larger Context

The Toyota Way Fieldbook is an interesting read for Lean thinkers looking to sharpen their sword.  Chapter 14 is titled Develop a Thorough Understanding and states that if we fail to look at a problem in the larger context we may limit the … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t They Following Procedures?

It’s a cold and rainy morning as John, a new Production Manager, is driving to the plant.  He implemented a new procedure yesterday and he wants to follow-up with his team to ensure everything is going as planned.  It’s an … Continue reading

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