Tag Archives: Kaizen

#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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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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Deming & 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 Team with a new client.  Starting with a clean slate, as I am today always gets me thinking. … 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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#5 – The Best or Nothing

The following was the #5 post Lean Leadership of 2011 and is written by guest blogger Mark Hamel.  Mark is the author of the Shingo Award winning Kaizen Event Field Book.  Mark full bio follows his article below. Recently, Mercedes … Continue reading

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#10 – 6 Leadership Tips from the Toast Guy

2011 was a fun year for blogging. I learned a lot through professional and personal experiences in addition to blogging here and reading some great Lean Thinkers’ blogs. The Lean Leadership blog started 2011 with a review of the most … Continue reading

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The Best or Nothing

Today’s post is written by guest blogger Mark Hamel.  Mark is the author of the Shingo Award winning Kaizen Event Field Book.  Mark full bio follows his article below. Recently, Mercedes Benz introduced a new brand claim. You may have … Continue reading

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One More Reason to Use the Deming Cycle

[tweetmeme]Regular readers of this blog and Lean practitioners are aware of Plan – Do- Study – Act (PDCA) which is also known as the Deming Cycle.  There are several reasons to follow the PDCA formula.  Previous posts have stressed the … Continue reading

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