Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Safe New Year! And if you haven’t already heard it, I’d recommend you check out “Gemba Clause” over at the Lean Blog! Enjoy and God Bless!
Month: December 2010
The fact you’re reading this blog means you likely “get” the whole social media thing more than the average person. As such, I wanted to share the different ways you can follow the comings and goings of LSS Academy and Gemba Academy. Facebook Fan Page We’ve recently started a Gemba Academy
What is the purpose of a factory? The obvious answer is that a factory is there for the purpose of making things. We can further inquire into the purpose of making things and come up with various answers that basically boil down to “serving the needs of customers”. We make
Paul Akers and Jon Lussier are lean thinking business leaders I admire immensely. For the past year they have brought their energy and enthusiasm for lean and business to the AM radio show called The American Innovator. This show runs weekly on Saturdays at 8AM PST and takes a lot of work.
Hoshin Kanri. Have you heard of it? If you’ve been around the lean world you likely have. Well, over the coming weeks I plan to cover the highlights of what hoshin kanri is and how you and your organization might best leverage it. In this first article I want to
“Who is responsible?” This is a phrase I used to translate all of the time when walking around with one of my Japanese sensei during a consultation. Other interpreters would use the English phrase “Who’s in charge?” or “Who is the manager of this area?” to communicate this question but
Bob Emiliani’s latest book, Real Lean vol. 6 contains both controversial and though-provoking ideas about lean as it relates to politics, economics, education, leadership and management. It’s an easy read but not a light read, sure to challenge at least some of the paradigms we all hold. I recommend it