Tag Archives: 5 Whys

One More Classic Hit: Complex 5-Why’s

Thank you for following Lean Leadership as we have reviewed the most popular posts in 2012.  Today’s installment is the last before of that review.  This post was originally written after dialog with readers who were commenting on  7 Steps … Continue reading

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Simply Classic 5-Why’s

It’s a cold and rainy night in late October. You hurry out to your car in an effort to keep dry and because you are running late. You are not too wet as you get in and put your key … Continue reading

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Classic Lean: The 5-Why Root Cause Analysis

The top 3 classic Lean Leadership posts of 2012 were all about 5-Why’s. I’ve decided to run these in the order in which they were originally posted rather than ranking these three. This post generated quite a few comments which … Continue reading

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#1 – Issues with 5 Why’s

The top Lean Leadership post of 2012 is about a very popular topic, the 5-Why Root Cause Analysis.  You’ll notice that several of the top all time Lean Leadership posts are also on this topic.  This one is titled 4 … Continue reading

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Top 5 Plus 1

Today brings the first installment of our review of the top Lean Leadership blogs.  We’ll start with the top new posts of 2012.  It’s the top 5 plus 1 because we will look at the my top 5 plus the … Continue reading

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Sustain the Gain (Part 3)

Are you ready to bring this one home?  We have been looking at how John’s team made some great improvements with a yield improvement Kaizen on their filler. Unfortunately we saw in part 1 that things just didn’t work out like … Continue reading

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Sustain the Gain (Part 2)

We joined our friend, John, who is a young Production Manager in part one of Sustain the Gain.  John is expecting significant savings thanks to a Kaizen with his team but the results just are not there.  Sound familiar?  What … Continue reading

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Sustain the Gain

A young Production Manager finally gives the green light to implement his latest Kaizen process improvement after several weeks of data collection, testing, and planning.  John has been working closely with his cross- functional team to find the optimal filler … Continue reading

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C’mon, Man! Dig Deeper.

I was walking by this small town hardware store the other day and noticed that the window on their door was covered with several signs including the store hours, credit cards they accept and the like.  One message jumped out … Continue reading

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4 Issues with 5-Why’s

  John is driving to the plant earlier than usual today. He is thinking to himself that his days just keep getting longer since being promoted to Production Manager. John isn’t even half-way to the plant when his cell phone … Continue reading

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