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Lean is Not a Program….

Lean is not a program, it is a total strategy. ~~Taiichi Ohno  

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Kanban at Home

As you may already know, Kanban cards are used to indicate the need to replenish inventory.  They are a good tool to help minimize batch sizes and inventory. Here is an example of using Kanban at home.  Hopefully most readers … Continue reading

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Today’s Standardization….

  Today’s standardization…is the necessary foundation on which tomorrow’s improvements will be based.  If you think “standardization” as the best you know today, but which is to be improved tomorrow – you get somewhere.  But if you think of standards … Continue reading

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#3 – 7 Sins

The #3 post of 2012 was a guest post titled The 7 Sins of Lean Software Development. Waste elimination is one of the Lean principles and one of the most effective ways to increase quality and reduce cost. While products … Continue reading

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#4 – What’s Wrong?

Acadia National Park The #4 post of 2012 is What’s Wrong with This Picture? My wife and I just returned from a great vacation a few weeks ago.  We went to Acadia National Park in Maine which is beautiful this … Continue reading

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Lean Goal Setting or Just Another Resolution?

Another year is through and the excitement and optimism of a new one is upon us. Many people like to make resolutions and it seems that almost as many don’t manage to keep their resolutions for long. You are more … Continue reading

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SMART Goal Setting in 2013

Happy New Year!  I trust that you have been enjoying your traditions of the holiday season and are looking forward to 2013 with optimism.  This blog traditionally starts the New Year by revisiting some of the most popular Lean Leadership … Continue reading

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An Ounce of Action…

  “An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory. Don’t be too timid and squeamish about your actions.”   ~~Ralph Waldo Emerson   This quote is courtesy of A Lean Journey blog.  Tim McMahon has some great advice there.  … Continue reading

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Many Good American Companies…

Many good American companies have respect for individuals, and practice Kaizen and other TPS {Toyota Production System} tools.  But what is important is having all of the elements together as a system.  It must be practiced every day in a … 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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