Tag Archives: Deming

Precise optimization….

“Precise optimization is not necessary. It would be too costly.” ~~Dr. W. Edwards Deming Lean Leaders balance conflicting goals.

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Classic Lean Leadership

We finished reviewing the top Lean Leadership posts of 2012 last week and as promised it’s time to look at some classic Lean Leadership.  These are the Lean topics posted prior to 2012 but still had a lot of traffic … Continue reading

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#2 – Deming & Your Kaizens

The #2 post on Lean Leadership gives a nod to Dr. Deming titled Deming and Your Kaizen Success Have you created training for one of your teams before?  I am in the process of developing training material for a Kaizen … Continue reading

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We Place the Highest Value…

We place the highest value on actual implementation and taking action.  There are many things one doesn’t understand

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The best efforts….

“Best efforts and hard work, not guided by knowledge, dig deeper the pit that we are in.” ~~Dr. Deming

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It is not enough….

It is not enough to do your best; you must know what to do, and then do your best. ~~Dr. W. Edwards Deming

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3 Ways to Handle Set Backs in Your Lean World

The Harvard Business Review is a great source of information.  A recent article by Teresa Amabile and Steve Kramer is titled Three Ways to Turn Setbacks into Progress.  While this article is aimed at the workplace in general, it is … Continue reading

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So What is a DMAIC Anyway?

The world is full of acronyms and the latest buzz-words.  The world of manufacturing is no different:  TQM, TPM, Lean, Six Sigma, QRM, TOC, PM’s, RCM, the Deming Cycle, Zero Defects, Green Belt, Black Belt and now the DMAIC.  Is … Continue reading

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