Tag Archives: Root cause analysis

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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#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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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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Failed 5-Whys

You may have noticed that a couple of recent Lean Leadership posts have been illustrated public examples where someone tried to fix a problem but did not really get to the root cause.  While those well-intended people working on these … Continue reading

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C’mon! Fix it Right.

One of my clients has some great perks, even for those of us who are not full-time staff. I really enjoy the hot cup of tea that I can get after a few hours on the production floor. They provide … Continue reading

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C’mon Man! Let’s Get It Right!

It was a beautiful day last spring.  Winter seemed to still have it’s grip on Chicago but much nicer days were in the forecast while heading south.  I was on my way to work with a client and had just … 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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Complex 5-Why’s – the #3 Post of 2010

We continue to look at the top posts on the Lean Leadership blog from 2010. Complex 5-Why’s originally ran in November of last year and came in at #3. *************************** [tweetmeme]Our Production Manager, John, is heading out to the production … Continue reading

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