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Bill Greider
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LEAN & the 4th Industrial Revolution Part 1: Jidoka
The Jetsons First, a quick history lesson. The first three "Industrial Revolutions": The First (18th-19th centuries)-farmers became small urban manufacturers. Think iron, textiles and the steam engine.  The Second (1870-1914)-electric power allowed small ur...
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Flipping Doubting Thomas
Doubting Thomas, who needs to see with his own two eyes Let's face it, sometimes managers are much better at kicking things off than sustaining them. Invariably, when a company brings me in to build a spirit of kaizen, sooner rather than later, I meet at le...
Flipping Doubting Thomas
Flipping Doubting Thomas
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Sacred Cows and Silo Waste
A3 is about a slow, steady, continuous march toward flow. Instead of "doing" continuous improvement when you have time, or every once in a while (an event), A3 is about developing a new process in your business so smaller improvements occur daily by pretty ...
Sacred Cows and Silo Waste
Sacred Cows and Silo Waste
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Leadershp Lessons from Alex Cora
First I want to give you my credentials. I like the New England Patriots, a lot. I LOVE the Boston Red Sox. A lot. I pretty much listen to every game starting in April while I'm in my office, in my shed, in the garden, driving, wherever. There. Those are my...
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Doing Lean When You're Fat Dumb & Happy
Many years ago, when
I first started my lean journey (trip to hell), my sensei told me that in order
to "do" lean well, you need to find and communicate a
"lever" to everyone in my company. A lever can be defined as a
compelling reason to change in order to...
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Just Go Lean Something Today
Here I sit on a Sunday morning, having officiated some college football this weekend. As always, there are a few plays that I wish I could have done differently. In 32 years, I have never NOT felt this way. Officiating is like golf and lean, I guess...the n...
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The LEAN Coordinator Position at Ulbrich Steel: Why It is an Extraordinary Opportunity
The Merriam-Webster Dictionary lists a very simple definition of innovation: the introduction of something new, a new idea, method, or device   Respected author and consultant Ken Cook penned what I consider a very well written & insightful article in The H...
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Do NOT Impose Wishful Thinking on Your Most Important Customer
The 2 main pillars of
the TPS (Toyota Production System) "house" are "respect for
people" and "continuous improvement". These 2 pillars hold the house up! Sometimes you will see the pillars labeled
"jidoka" and "just-in-time", which is the exact same thing,...
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My Nana's LEAN Advice
When I was a kid, the highlights of my kid-year involved taking turns with my 4 brothers to sleep over my Grandparent's house on weekends. My Nana & Papa spoiled us like 6 week old milk.  The ONLY requirement was we had to attend Mass on Sunday. Finding mys...
My Nana's LEAN Advice
My Nana's LEAN Advice
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5S Lesson from the Japanese World Cup Team
In theory, the concept of 5S is simple: Sort -remove un-needed items from the area. Set -for those items that remain, make sure they have their own designated space. Shine -everyone is a janitor, keep the area looking pleasing to the eye...fresh paint, swep...
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