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by LSSU Admin - Thursday, 4 June 2020, 9:22 PM
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It's a big webinar week for me, as I presented two (here and here) and I moderated a new webinar in the KaiNexus series. I was excited that we had two KaiNexus customers joining us, along another special guest expert. Real Continuous Improvement in Virtual Workplaces Here is a quick video preview that Mohamed, Tyler, […]

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As I talked about in this video, I was supposed to do a half-day workshop on Measures of Success for the annual Shingo Conference in Orlando last month. Well, we know why that wasn't able to happen. The Shingo Institute was kind enough to ask me to give a 30-minute virtual keynote talk during their […]

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by LSSU Admin - Wednesday, 3 June 2020, 12:00 PM
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For my Facebook fans you already know about this great feature. But for those of you that are not connected to A Lean Journey on Facebook or Twitter I post daily a feature I call Lean Tips.  It is meant to be advice, things I learned from experience, and some knowledge tidbits about Lean to help you along your journey.  Another great reason to like A Lean Journey on Facebook.

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Job shops are always very difficult to manage. As I described in my previous posts, the irregular material flow causes fluctuations that are very hard to contain. In my view, the only true fix for a job shop is to convert it into a flow shop. In this post I will talk a little bit … Continue reading How to Convert a Job Shop into a Flow Shop – Part 1
 
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I'm really excited to have collaborated with Chris Chapman on a webinar that we presented jointly on Monday June 1. Here is the recording: You can get the slides and more here via this page. I've followed with great interest what Chris has been sharing on LinkedIn, as he uses “Process Behavior Charts” to make […]

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I'm really excited to have collaborated with Chris Chapman on a webinar that we presented jointly on Monday June 1. Here is the recording: You can get the slides and more here via this page. I've followed with great interest what Chris has been sharing on LinkedIn, as he uses “Process Behavior Charts” to make […]

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by LSSU Admin - Monday, 1 June 2020, 4:00 PM
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By Pascal Dennis (bio)

A few years back, I had the pleasure of taking my teenage daughters, Katie & Eleanor, to Las Vegas.

We'd hoped to see the great magician, David Copperfield, who I'd seen make tigers, elephants and the like disappear. On TV I saw David make the Statue of Liberty disappear.

Sadly, he was out of town & we had to settle for Cher...

Anyhow, somehow I made the following connection. (Must have been the desert air...)

Lean's next frontier is the office -- sales, marketing, engineering, design, planning & scheduling, finance and so on.

Deploying the "profound system of knowledge" here requires us to perform reverse magic.

David Copperfield makes visible things, invisible.

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We have to do the opposite & make the invisible, visible.

Office work, is what Peter Drucker called "knowledge" work - most of it is hidden in the box knows as a computer.

Our job is to take it out that box and put it up on the wall, where everyone can see it.

Otherwise, waste multiplies exponentially, and our office processes become our constraint.

Here's a challenge for you:
  • Review total lead time for your top three value streams,
  • Where is most of the delay -- in operations (factory, hospital ward, laboratory etc) or outside operations?

If you're like many organizations, most of the delay in outside operations.

Yet where do we spend most of our improvement work?

So...let's work our magic and make the invisible, visible.

Best, Pascal

PS That's what The Remedy is all about.


In case you missed our last few blogs... please feel free to have another look…

The Beauty of Making Things
What is Breakthrough?, Part 2
What Does Breakthrough Mean? - Part 1
Suggestion boxes vs Quick & Easy Kaizen



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by LSSU Admin - Monday, 1 June 2020, 12:00 PM
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I don't know why I do it but I enjoy celebrating the anniversary of this blog every year. Last week marked the eleventh year publishing articles on a A Lean Journey.
I’d like to think that I turned my naive endeavor to share learning along my own journey into a successful contribution in the Lean community. As I have said before this labor of love has been a tremendous learning process both from the great fans and other colleagues online that I exchange with and from the process of distilling...

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by LSSU Admin - Monday, 1 June 2020, 12:43 AM
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I was asked by a writer for Forbes.com to share some thoughts on re-opening workplaces safely (or as safely as reasonably possible). Here is that piece: Key Steps To Assess When (And If) To Bring Employees Back To The Office I tried to draw on Lean principles and methods, as well as Lean Startup thinking […]

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It's a big webinar week for me, as I'm presenting two (here and here) and I'm moderating a new webinar in the KaiNexus series. I'm excited that we have two KaiNexus customers joining us, along another special guest expert. Real Continuous Improvement in Virtual Workplaces Click here to register. If you can't attend live, at […]

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