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by LSSU Admin - Friday, 10 July 2020, 12:00 PM
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On Fridays I will post a Lean related Quote. Throughout our lifetimes many people touch our lives and leave us with words of wisdom. These can both be a source of new learning and also a point to pause and reflect upon lessons we have learned. Within Lean active learning is an important aspect on this journey because without learning we can not improve.


"Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle."   — Ian McLaren

The illustration and story below, while short, is...

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The BOM Rap recommended restricting the centrally managed part of the Bill Of Materials (BOM) of an assembly plant to the Gozinto (“goes-into”) structure of the items — that is, triplets with an item ID, the ID of an item it goes into, and the quantity used, together with an item list carrying units of […]

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by LSSU Admin - Thursday, 9 July 2020, 7:12 PM
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My guest for Episode #375 of the podcast is Mohamed Saleh, Ph.D. Dr. Saleh has been a practitioner in Lean & Six Sigma transformations, in both manufacturing and service sectors. Mohamed was directly mentored by one of the country's foremost experts on enterprise-wide Lean transformation and the Toyota Production System (TPS). He has extensive experience […]

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Detect Small Shifts in the Process Mean with Exponentially Weighted Moving Average (EWMA) Charts

Control charts are specialized time series plots that help you determine if a process is in statistical control. Although some of the most widely used ones like Xbar-R and Individuals charts are great at detecting relatively large shifts in the process (1.5+ sigma shifts), you will need something different for smaller shifts. Enter the Exponentially Weighted Moving Average (EWMA) chart.

 
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Harvey Balls: Some of the Best-Presenting Visual Comparisons You Might Not Have Even Heard Of

You’ve seen them before. You might have even used them. Harvey balls are symbols to visually communicate qualitative information like project status, product features and employee performance. Unfortunately, making the symbols can be time-consuming in different programs. Thankfully, an easy-to-use and versatile Harvey Balls matrix is now available in Minitab Workspace and Companion by Minitab.

 
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A crisis pressure-tests leadership and culture. Many new values are formed under the strain, and employees gain new perspectives on their organization and its leadership. Communication is the key to keeping them motivated and productive in a season of enormous distraction.
The COVID-19 pandemic isn’t my first financial crisis. No matter how well you run a business, external forces will test you, your culture, and your resolve. Leaders are constantly processing the future, and our employees are...

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by LSSU Admin - Tuesday, 7 July 2020, 1:00 PM
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In my last posts I discussed basics and workshop preparation for design for manufacturing and assembly (DFMA), as well as the questions for design for manufacturing (DFM). The juiciest part, however, is the options for design for assembly (DFA). This post starts with the specific questions to ask for design for assembly. However, there are ... Read more
 
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 Why do organizations and individuals so often struggle to make good decisions, investing enormous amounts of time and money in fruitless efforts to solve thorny problems? Too often, our mistake lies in jumping to conclusions before we even understand the problem we’re attempting to solve.

Dan Markovitz’ The Conclusion Trap gives us a straightforward guide to thinking better about "problems." He distills key insights from lean management and the psychology of making decisions into an easy...

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by LSSU Admin - Friday, 3 July 2020, 4:08 PM
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Thanks as always to Ryan McCormick for this… Healthcare – Creating Value for Patients Health Care Workers Protect Us. It's Time To Protect Them.  Great article in HBR by Ken Segel and John Toussaint. Volume-based incentives drive behaviours — often dangerous ones.  Dr. Bruce Ramshaw shares a candid story of his worst medical error as a […]

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by LSSU Admin - Friday, 3 July 2020, 12:00 PM
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On Fridays I will post a Lean related Quote. Throughout our lifetimes many people touch our lives and leave us with words of wisdom. These can both be a source of new learning and also a point to pause and reflect upon lessons we have learned. Within Lean active learning is an important aspect on this journey because without learning we can not improve.


"Freedom lies in being bold."   — Robert Frost

Tomorrow, we celebrate Independence Day in the US. The 4th of July is an...

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