Tag Archives: Toyota Way Fieldbook

Why Don’t People Follow Procedures? (Part 2)

Remember John? He’s the new Production Manager who had just implemented a new procedure when we checked in on him last. Even with the best intentions, John was unable to follow-up on how things were going for some time.  When … Continue reading

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#3 – Procedures?

Our march through the top 10 Lean Leadership blogs of 2011 continues with #3, Why Don’t People Follow Procedures: It’s a cold and rainy morning as John, a new Production Manager, is driving to the plant.  He implemented a new … Continue reading

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Get the Big Picture

[tweetmeme]The Toyota Way Fieldbook is an interesting read for Lean thinkers looking to sharpen their sword.  Chapter 14 is titled Develop a Thorough Understanding and states that if we fail to look at a problem in the larger context we … Continue reading

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Still Not Convinced? Four More Reasons to Get Lean

[tweetmeme] The results are in from Food & Beverage Packaging magazine’s State of the Industry Survey.   According to editor Pan Demetrakakes, this survey ranks the top 5 issues facing manufacturers as: 1. Production & efficiency improvements – 55% 2. … Continue reading

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