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Safety In Numbers: What Message Are We Sending?

Jamie Parker practices Lean and is passionate about learning and sharing Lean leadership. She has 15 years’ experience in operations management / leadership across retail, service, and manufacturing environments. Jamie serves as an internal coach to her organization’s operations managers across the country while supervising P&L and operations management responsibilities

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Inspiring a Bias for Action

Jamie Parker practices Lean and is passionate about learning and sharing Lean leadership. She has 15 years’ experience in operations management / leadership across retail, service, and manufacturing environments. Jamie serves as an internal coach to her organization’s operations managers across the country while supervising P&L and operations management responsibilities

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Peak Stuff and the Hierarchy of Useless Things

In a radio interview this week the Chief Sustainability Officer for IKEA, Steve Howard, introduced the interesting idea that the West has arrived at “peak stuff.” He observed that consumption of “stuff” such as IKEA products had peaked. He observed that after “[…] a tremendous expansion in consumption and people’s livelihoods through the 20th century.

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The Only Genuine Knowledge Is That of Actual Experience

“The only genuine knowledge is that of actual experience.” ~ Chinese proverb Training is a big part of lean transformation.  Countless hours and dollars are spent in training rooms, seminars, and classrooms every year. It’s common for people to be trained on a new way of doing things only for

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