Month: February 2009

Total 28 Posts

7 Ways to Reduce Costs

If you work for a company that doesn’t need to cut costs you can ignore this article. If, however, your company needs to reduce costs now more than ever it’s my hope this short article may help you along the way. And while the ideas I’ll list are not revolutionary

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Don’t Touch the Fish. Because…

The last time I was in Japan, I was amused by a sound byte on the radio news. The Tsukiji fish market decided to close their doors to visitors because, “No matter how many times we tell them, they don’t listen.” In this case “they” were the foreigners who insisted

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7 Practical Ways to Respect People

How many times have you heard lean advocates ramble on about how respecting people is a key tenet of the vaunted Toyota Production System? I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard this AND written it myself here on LSS Academy. And while it’s true… respecting people is mandatory…what

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