July 2016

    Lean Accounting Summit Impacts Dissertation


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    August 1, 2016 - Since 2008, the Lean Enterprise Institute has sponsored the Excellence in Lean Accounting Award to fund scholarships helping pairs of students and professors attend the annual Lean Accounting Summit. In this series, we talk to past award winners to...

    Do we need more research to understand what works and what doesn’t when implementing lean?


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    Do we need more research to understand what works and what doesn’t when implementing lean?
    August 1, 2016 - Dear Gemba Coach,There are controversies over whether lean/TPS works in healthcare or not. Authorities in lean practice suggest conducting research that compares outcomes with lean and without. I feel like we are stuck proving wasteful activities...

    ICIF – Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose


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    July 31, 2016 - This blog was written for the ICIF website but as is the way of things technological that is having a few hiccups so we are publishing here. Because it is a month since the original drafting I have taken the opportunity to refresh the content a...

    What Protests and Revolutions Reveal About Innovation


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    What Protests and Revolutions Reveal About Innovation
    July 31, 2016 - The following book review will appear in an issue of the Quality Management Journal later this year:The End of Protest: A New Playbook for Revolution.   2016.  Micah White.  Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Alfred A. Knopf...

    Toyota Kata: What is the Learner Learning?


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    Toyota Kata: What is the Learner Learning?
    July 31, 2016 - In the language of Toyota Kata we have a “coach” and a “learner.” Some organizations use the word “improver” instead of “learner.” I have used those terms more or less interchangeably. Now I am getting...

    The Value of Defining Context


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    The Value of Defining Context
    July 30, 2016 - Image Credit: Doug Buckley of http://hyperactive.toThe most important stage of problem-solving in organizations is often one of the earliest: getting everyone on the same page by defining the concepts, processes, and desired outcomes that are...

    We are all Lean now. What’s next?


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    We are all Lean now. What’s next?
    July 30, 2016 - Every once in a while, for nearly 30 years, the question arises: “what’s the next big thing after Lean?”, suggesting that the askers are done with Lean. We write July of 2016 and it seems that everybody is Lean now.Many people...

    The Theory of Everything of Management


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    The Theory of Everything of Management
    July 29, 2016 - There are times when everything seems to be going in different directions, at odds and in conflict. What if in the world of business and management there were a solution? What if the way we manage and they way we produce, buy and sell could...

    Live Tool Adapter Systems Cut 7+1 Wastes of Lean


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    Live Tool Adapter Systems Cut 7+1 Wastes of Lean
    July 29, 2016 - Nick BergmannGeneral ManagerExsys Tool Inc.Tool adapter systems can remove waste from processes and boost profits. With such systems machine tool operators load cutting tools in cartridges that are loaded into a live toolstation chuck instead of...

    What Leaders Can Learn from High Reliability Organizations


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    What Leaders Can Learn from High Reliability Organizations
    July 29, 2016 - High reliability organizations are those that succeed despite significant risk, and massive consequences of failure, in industries ranging from airlines, nuclear power plants, and aircraft carriers to health care. If a high reliability...

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