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What’s In It For Me?

What’s in it for me?  That questions sounds a little selfish, doesn’t it?  Yet answering this question can make all the difference when you are trying to convince others to join you on your Lean Journey or any other journey … Continue reading

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Why Don’t People Follow Procedures? (Part 2)

Remember John? He’s the new Production Manager who had just implemented a new procedure when we checked in on him last. Even with the best intentions, John was unable to follow-up on how things were going for some time.  When … Continue reading

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#3 – Procedures?

Our march through the top 10 Lean Leadership blogs of 2011 continues with #3, Why Don’t People Follow Procedures: It’s a cold and rainy morning as John, a new Production Manager, is driving to the plant.  He implemented a new … Continue reading

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#9 — 5S in the Real World

We are recapping the top posts on the Lean Leadership blog for 2011.  Today we are looking at #9 which looks at the real world benefits of 5S: It’s Saturday morning and the production crew is clocking in for another overtime … Continue reading

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5 Reasons for 5S

John, a young production manager, makes his way onto the production floor to see how an important changeover is progressing.  He wanted to make sure everything is moving along as planned because orders are heavy this week and his team … Continue reading

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5 Reasons You Need to Do a DMAIC

[tweetmeme]John, the Production Manager of a food manufacturing plant is having a good day.  At least until the Quality Manager bursts into his office:  “John, I can’t believe that your operators can’t put a seal on a jar.” John is … Continue reading

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5S in the Real World – Real World Benefits

[tweetmeme]It’s Saturday morning and the production crew is clocking in for another overtime shift. The team has been working a lot of weekends at this food processing plant to keep up with the growing demand for their popular brand.  The plant … Continue reading

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Can You Avoid Lean Failure?

[tweetmeme] A reader asked a great question in response to a recent Lean Leadership Blog post at the Consumer Goods Club.  His question was in essence how do you keep Lean initiatives moving ahead and not going the way of … Continue reading

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Why Don’t People Follow 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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5 Reasons You Need to Go Lean

Do you remember Webvan.com?  They were the online grocer who raised over $300 (US) million in their IPO.  They built a gigantic infrastructure including a $1 billion order for warehousing to support on-line grocery shopping.  They peaked in value at … Continue reading

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