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by LSSU Admin - Friday, 25 September 2020, 2:08 PM
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Lean Peeve #5: WIP. A blog post by Bruce Hamilton. "Material or information that has been produced too soon, or is ridden with defects and is therefore delayed is referred to by Toyota as stagnation. But for most of the rest of us it's called Work In Process; WIP. The moniker is forgiving: It must be okay, because it's work and it's in process, right?"
 
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Wow, I can’t believe it! This past week marks the two month anniversary of the launch of both the ebook and paperback versions of Learning to Lead, Leading to Learn: Lessons from Toyota Leader Isao Yoshino on a Lifetime of Continuous Learning.  So many amazing things have happened since then, and, thanks to your help […]

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by LSSU Admin - Thursday, 24 September 2020, 7:13 PM
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Lean strategy is too often thwarted by status quo organization and policy and, in this case, even the language that describes it.
 
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Integrate Feedback and Data Analysis to Design Medical Devices Quickly

It's no secret recent worldwide events have pushed us all to become more agile in our operations and respond to changes in new ways. Medical device manufacturers have come into the spotlight and are especially vital.

 
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by LSSU Admin - Thursday, 24 September 2020, 3:42 PM
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I make mistakes all the time. I do try to make sure I learn from them instead of repeating them over and over. Learning from small mistakes and help prevent big mistakes — I think that's true in the workplace and in our daily lives. This topic is fascinating to me, which is why I […]

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by LSSU Admin - Wednesday, 23 September 2020, 8:14 PM
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As I blogged about recently, there are plenty of new podcasts being launched in the Lean community. Since that post, I've learned of two more podcasts that I'll share with you here. “THE EDGES OF LEAN“ I've recently met Bella Englebach and her LeanForHumans.com site and firm. She contributed a post to our #RootCauseRacism series: […]

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by LSSU Admin - Wednesday, 23 September 2020, 7:16 PM
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It turns out that where efficiency is concerned, the whole is not necessarily equal to the sum of its parts. In fact, in a functionally organized workplace (ironically set-up as such to maximize local efficiency) we can expect system efficiency to be far less than the sum of its parts. We can all be paddling as fast as possible, thinking we’re doing great – but the boat is going in circles.
 
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by LSSU Admin - Wednesday, 23 September 2020, 12:00 PM
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Everything I Know About Lean I Learned in First Grade written by Robert Martichenko is a not your typical lean book. It's written from the perspective of the author visiting his daughter's 1st grade class and discovering methods for teaching and managing the classroom that seem very similar to the Toyota Production System. Adopting a Lean culture plays itself out in a variety of ways within this elementary school, but more important than the specific ways in which it manifests itself, are the...

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by LSSU Admin - Wednesday, 23 September 2020, 12:34 AM
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I'm excited that the fourth episode of my new podcast “My Favorite Mistake” is now released! You can listen to it and learn more via my MarkGraban.com website: Episode #4: Interview with Jim Benson on “My Favorite Mistake” in Consulting With Clients My guest, Jim Benson, is the creator of the “Personal Kanban” method. He […]

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by LSSU Admin - Tuesday, 22 September 2020, 2:14 PM
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While the sheer numbers may appear effective, “throwing bodies” at the task is marginally more productive at best and is more likely to end in employee injuries or part defects.