This is an abridged version of a presentation I recently gave at a manufacturing excellence conference. If you’d like to download the video follow this link to Google Video and click on download video.
Month: June 2008
Most organizations implementing lean principles today do not in fact practice “continuous improvement”. What they practice would be better termed “continual improvement”. The distinction between continual improvement and continuous improvement is a fine but important one. Continuous means “without interruption” while continual means “frequent, repeated or seemingly without interruption”. Continuous
A can of soup falls if you drop it, your car tire blows out when a nail punctures it, and eventually my barbeque grill cools down after grilling steaks, even in the hot Texas air. Why is this? Allow me to explain. While these things are all different, they do
These 8 things could prove deadly to your lean and/or six sigma initiative. How many do you recognize? The number of people trained is a key performance metric. While this may be something worth tracking when first starting out on the continuous improvement journey, I’d say this metric is next