Month: July 2004

Total 12 Posts

Sustaining Results in the Lean Office

During a recent Lean Office seminar, audience members were interested in the question of how to sustain office kaizen results. As in any type of kaizen, a lot of things have to go right before results achieved during one week of intense improvement activity will sustain over the long haul.

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Questions from the Field #1: Lean Engineering

We received several good questions from a manager of System and Process Improvement attempting to do kaizen in engineering. She saw the tremendous wastes (Lean opportunities) in the engineering department, but was having limited success getting the engineers to adopt Lean thinking. Some of here challenges include: Question #1: How

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