Month: May 2009

Total 18 Posts

Old-School Vertical Hierarchies

By: Michael Lombard As the saying goes, I wasn’t born in Texas, but I ran here as fast as I could. When I arrived, I found that the Lone Star State produces some fine beer, specifically, Shiner beer… While I could go on all day about the merits of Shiner

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Knowledge and Thinking

“Knowledge is what keeps the momentum going between dreams and reality.” -Author Unknown I am a firm believer that the “thinking” that occurs while practicing lean manufacturing and six sigma is extremely important. I was reminded of this by, well, myself when I re-read an answer I gave Kevin Meyer

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Bill Waddell on American Manufacturing

I don’t pretend to be an “economic guru” by any means… honestly it all makes my head hurt a bit. I did, however, thoroughly enjoy reading Bill Waddell’s thoughts on the state of manufacturing in America – and really the West in general. Bill, for those that don’t know, may

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5S Red Tag Event for this Website

Thanks to a reader’s timely comment, I am happy to share with you some news about some accelerated change to our blog. “The site looks like it needs a red tag event!” said Shaun. Right you are! What surprised me was that nobody had ever said this before by readers

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Toyota Stock Watch: Edition 1

John Hunter recently commented that he owns some Toyota stock. And since I value John’s wisdom I decided to take a look at the TM chart to see what it looked like. Now, before I go any further, let me be crystal clear… I am not offering any financial advice

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I am sorry

I am sorry. These three words have been ringing about in my mind for the past week or so. No, I didn’t do anything terrible… in other words I am not personally sorry for anything. The reason these words have been stuck in mind is because current Toyota President Katsuaki

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