Category: Tips for Lean Managers

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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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The Global Food Waste Scandal

“Stop wasting food. Thank you very much.” So ends the TED talk by Tristram Stuart titled The global food waste scandal. Pictured above, Tristram stands behind a mound of perfectly edible but imperfectly shaped bananas, one day’s worth of waste from just one plantation in Ecuador. The video tells the

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Go to Gembanana

The Wall Street Journal article titled Five Lessons From the Banana Man introduces us to the practical business wisdom of Samuel Zemurray, the former head of the United Fruit Company. The article is a good reminder that so-called Lean principles originate wherever there is a person working within constraints to

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