Tag Archives: Root cause

#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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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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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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….a clear and obvious solution.

The following post was originally prepared for A Lean Journey –  The Quest for True North: [tweetmeme]Determination of root causes should provide a clear and obvious understanding of the necessary solutions. ~~Jeffrey Liker and David Meier, The Toyota Way Field Book … Continue reading

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2 Reasons You Need to Do a Fishbone Diagram

The Fishbone diagram is also known as the Cause & Effect (C & E) diagram or as the Ishikawa diagram referring to its originator, Professor Kaoru Ishikawa.  The C & E diagram is a good tool when you need to identify … Continue reading

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The #2 Post: 7 Steps to 5-Why

7 Steps to 5-Why ranked as the second most read post on the Lean Leadership blog in 2010.  It originally ran in October.  I decided to run a second post on the topic of 5-Why’s based on the feedback received … Continue reading

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