Category: Lean Office

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GA 147 | How to Succeed at Value Stream Mapping with Beau Keyte

This week’s guest is Beau Keyte, an author and performance improvement coach with an impressive background. Ron and Beau discussed both editions of The Complete Lean Enterprise, the evolution of Value Stream Mapping, and more. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll

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Facing the Firing Squad

By Steve Kane   I recently had the opportunity to watch a value stream mapping training event in an administrative process.  These types of events are enjoyable for me because I always learn something new.  The lesson learned this time was quite unexpected. The 15 or so people attending the

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Monitoring Agency Revises Date for Peak Lean

October 19, 2011 Brussels (AP) One of the world’s leading efficiency trends monitoring agency, the Organization of Practitioners in Lean Enterprise Advancement and Sustainability (OPLEAS) issued a statement today revising the expected date of peak lean from 2089 to as early as 2027. Reading a prepared statement, OPLEAS Chairman Jacques

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With New Technology, Where Should We Go?

A Wall Street Journal article misleadingly claims With New Technology, Start-Ups Go Lean in the September 15, 2011 issue. Perhaps this is true if we accept that by “Lean” they meant “less employees are needed”, but we do not. According to the article: New businesses are getting off the ground

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The Non-Standard Semantics of Standardization

The words standard, standards, and standardization with their associated concepts and meanings cause a lot of trouble for lean thinkers and others whose intentions are to promote continuous improvement without the lean label. A basic point of confusion is that the variants associated with “standard” seem to result in very

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