Month: July 2006

Total 17 Posts

One Definition of Lean Manufacturing

During a conference call to plan the agenda for a global meeting of Lean manufacturing leaders at one of our clients, they identified their desire to establish “one definition of Lean manufacturing” at their company. This might seem like a simple thing to do, but with 10 languages spoken in

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Getting in the Habit of Change

People often say that sustaining the gains of kaizen and Lean manufacturing is the hardest thing. How well you sustain kaizen is really about how well you adapt to change. Kaizen and Lean manufacturing are not “one time and done” types of things. When people say ‘we tried Lean and

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Kaizen Song: g.e.m.b.a

g.e.m.b.a. (to the Village People’s “Y.M.C.A.”) Young man, there’s no need to feel down I said, young man, pick your reports off the ground I said, young man, ’cause your boss ripped you a new one There’s no need to be unhappy Young man, there’s a place you can go

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What’s Next After Lean?

When I saw the article I thought surely one of the other Lean bloggers would jump all over it. Perhaps it was too easy. So I let it slide for a few days. Then I changed my mind. What’s next after Lean? Asks the interview with author, consultant and blogger

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