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Looking Forward with Alfred Adler

Meanings are not determined by situations, but we determine ourselves by the meanings we give to situations. – Alfred Adler I’m not really sure how it started, but one day a couple months ago I found myself diving down an internet rabbit hole in search of more information on a

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GA 240 | How to Leverage Lean Like Barry-Wehmiller with Brian Wellinghoff

This week we’re sharing the first of several episodes we recorded live at AME San Diego. For this episode, our guest is Brian Wellinghoff. Ron and Brian discussed Barry-Wehmiller’s lean journey, the lessons Brian has learned, and more. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In

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AME 2018 Recap & KataCon5

This past week was incredible.  We were at the AME conference in San Diego and, man, was it fun!  We were able to connect with so many people from all over the world. Our annual cocktail party was a success with around 350 people attending this year.  Thank you to

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Disrupt Your Thinking

Learn Something New Autumn seems to be conference season in the Lean community.  I’ve attended events hosted by the Colorado Lean Network and the Michigan Lean Consortium in the past few weeks. Conferences are great opportunities to learn something new and to network with like minded professionals.  The greatest reason,

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GA 238 | How to Change Your Culture with Toyota Kata with Emiel van Est

This week’s guest is Emiel van Est. Ron and Emiel discussed the vital role that culture plays in continuous improvement, and how methodologies like Toyota Kata can help sustain your success. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: One of Emiel’s

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Three Core Beliefs Fundamental to Standard Work

Standard work and kaizen are often described the two cornerstones of the Toyota Production System house, a.k.a. lean management. The various systems, methods and tools that make up the lean way of working rely on setting provisional standards, testing these standards, practicing and refining them until stable, practicing standard work,

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