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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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What’s Your New Year’s Resolution?

Image by HockeyBroad via Flickr It’s hard to believe.  2011 has come to a close.  As business leader, you have probably been pushing to hit your year-end goals.  You may have even been too busy to make plans for 2012. … Continue reading

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5 Reasons You Need to Go Lean

Do you remember Webvan.com?  They were the online grocer who raised over $300 (US) million in their IPO.  They built a gigantic infrastructure including a $1 billion order for warehousing to support on-line grocery shopping.  They peaked in value at … Continue reading

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Top Management in Companies with Vital Programs…

…the companies with vital {continuous improvement} programs had a process orientation, while the unsuccessful companies had results-oriented managers. ~~Jeffery Liker, author of The Toyota Way

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