February 2017

    EWABI, Earth Corporations (E-CORPS) & Electric Bamboo Bikes


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    March 1, 2017 - Can electric bamboo bikes made in Bali offer a potential solution to global social, economic and environmental injustice? What does it mean that the Earth owns the business? Learn more about E-CORPS from its creator, Mark Donovan, co-founder of...

    Words and Variation: Eliminate Misunderstanding


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    Words and Variation: Eliminate Misunderstanding
    February 28, 2017 - We all use words all the time. The problem is, the same word can have a variety of meanings for different people. If we want work to go smoothly it’s important to make sure that people can understand each other.People who learn English in the...

    A More Effective Measurement of Improvement Culture for Lean Consultants


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    A More Effective Measurement of Improvement Culture for Lean Consultants
    February 28, 2017 - Without a doubt, a lean consultant’s most important job is to help plant and a grow a culture of continuous improvement in an organization. Planting a seed takes careful nurturing and dedication to actually grow the plant. Once a plant starts...

    Lean Tales in Japan: The Japanese Supermarket Checkout


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    Lean Tales in Japan: The Japanese Supermarket Checkout
    February 28, 2017 - Japan is a wonderland for anybody interested in lean. Of course there is the archetype of lean manufacturing, the Toyota group and its Toyota Production System. However, access to Toyota plants is restricted, and during their guided tours you can...

    State of Readiness and Operational Excellence – Thought Leader Interview


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    State of Readiness and Operational Excellence – Thought Leader Interview
    February 28, 2017 - Welcome to our third installment of the Thought Leader Interview series in which we interview Joseph Paris. Joseph is a keynote speaker, writer and consultant in Operational Excellence who shares his insights on the State of Readiness in...

    What foils our ability to apply effective daily management


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    What foils our ability to apply effective daily management
    February 28, 2017 - WOMACK'S YOKOTEN – Effective daily management is still hard to achieve for most organizations. But until line managers start tackling problems first hand as they emerge, rather than deferring and delegating them, basic stability will remain a...

    Facing Skills Shortage, Frito-Lay Grows Its Own Maintenance Techs


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    Facing Skills Shortage, Frito-Lay Grows Its Own Maintenance Techs
    February 28, 2017 - The Perry, Ga., plant requires a round-the-clock crew of 100 industrial maintenance technicians to keep the machines running--and those jobs, which require a specialized two-year degree, are hard to fill.read more

    How to More Effectively Change Mindsets through Coaching


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    February 28, 2017 - In her many years as a coach, Karyn Ross has found an alternative to the current paradigm of changing mindsets. The Lean Post recently sat down with Karyn to hear about this new approach and the psychology behind it.

    Deming’s Ideas Applied at Intermountain Healthcare Since 1988


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    February 27, 2017 - I like to share interesting articles (and other resources) that provide examples of organizations applying Deming’s ideas in practice. Here is another of those articles: How Intermountain Trimmed Health Care Costs Through Robust Quality...

    What are Current Leader-Development Systems Lacking?


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    February 27, 2017 - This month, David Veech published a very interesting new book called Leadersights: Creating Great Leaders Who Create Great Workplaces. This book addresses an important need: How organizations can create a leader-development system that defines,...

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