My life changed – more than I could have ever imagined – Sunday evening, January 14, 2007. You see it was on this day that I wrote my first blog article. I remember wondering if anyone would read it? I actually just re-read that first article and had to chuckle…
Month: August 2010
Walls. If you live in the modern world or work within a secondary or tertiary industry, look up and you will see a wall ahead, behind or to the side of you. We walk along, past and through them every day but think nothing of them most of the time.
Have you ever heard the stories of how the air conditioning repair man often has air conditioning problems at home? Or how the plumber’s wife is constantly after him to fix the leak under the sink? Well, I can relate. You see, if I am being honest, I must confess
Scott contributed a comment to a recent article on how to motivate front line workers: I never liked the expression that “people are your greatest asset”. People should never be looked upon as an asset. An asset is defined as property owned and controlled by the firm. People cannot be
If you are an iPhone user you’re going to want to download the 100% free Lean Daily app. It’s extremely cool as it consolidates the latest posts from your favorite lean blogs into one convenient app. Here is a summary of the blogs and free lean videos you’ll be able
Steve C asked: I have just moved from a role where the takt was 55 seconds into a new role where the customer requirement is one part every day. Does anyone have experience running to this kind of timescale? This is a fairly common challenge. For example the Boeing 737
Whether I am speaking about lean to an audience of one or one hundred if the conversation goes on long enough the question inevitably arises; what’s next for lean? I always manage an answer, typically tying it to the theme of the discussion, speech or intended teaching but never quite
Gemba Academy is looking to possibly implement a Learning Management System (LMS) that would allow our customers to track what videos have been watched as well as what quizzes have been taken. So, to help us understand how value added a LMS is to our current and future customers we’ve
Lot, a reader of LSS Academy, recently sent the following question in. “We are actually starting lean six sigma in our bank and I am in charge of the central processing unit of the HO. I am getting a bit confused as to who I should satisfy first and foremost.
Steve asked in an e-mail: What are the productivity advantages, specifically in terms of operator efficiency, with respect to a moving, paced conveyor line and a non-moving, non-paced line? We’re looking at three scenarios: 1) Non paced, non-moving line: workstations (stalls) balanced per takt time, however they are non-paced 2)