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by LSSU Admin - Tuesday, 7 January 2020, 12:00 PM
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If you are in lean, you surely have heard of kaizen, and its English translation, continuous improvement process (CIP). It is one of the fundamental parts of lean. Kaizen generally means to improve, and in lean in particular, it means to continue improving forever. Pretty much all companies that haven’t gone bankrupt do this, often … Continue reading What Is Kaizen?
 
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I'd like to thank CFO Magazine (their CFO.com website) for publishing my article: “Break the Bad Habit of Overreacting to Metrics“ If you've read my book Measures of Success, you will recognize the advice that I give here. But, I hope this helps reach a new audience that deals with performance measures (metrics) quite a […]

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Swiss Made is a 2013 book by James Breiding and Gerhard Schwarz about the successes of Swiss companies. It came to my attention for a paragraph that celebrates the contributions of my mentor Kei Abe as a consultant to Synthes and its charismatic CEO Hansjörg Wyss. As I was with Kei Abe on several occasions at Synthes […]

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by LSSU Admin - Monday, 6 January 2020, 12:00 PM
Retrieved from: A Lean Journey
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A selection of highlighted blog posts from Lean bloggers from the month of December 2019.  You can also view the previous monthly Lean Roundups here.
How to be Tough on Process, Easy on People – Jon Miller explains how can we be tough on process and easy on people through our interactions to strengthen the culture.
Troubleshooting by Defining Standards – Mark Rosenthal shares a series of questions that, if asked and addressed in sequence, can help you troubleshoot a process.
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Here are the most clicked articles of the last half of 2019 mixtapes: Many of you were interested in links with interesting questions about operational excellence: How Can There Be Standards in a Service Job When No Two Instances Are The Same? Why Can't We See The Financial Impact of Continuous Improvement? Is Quality a Strategy […]

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The British potter Josiah Wedgwood (12 July 1730 – 3 January 1795) was not only a ceramic artist, but also on the forefront of the Industrial Revolution. Wedgwood brought science into the manufacturing process. He also introduced work standards, time sheets, and many other methods that are common in the modern-day workplace. While experiments to … Continue reading 225th Anniversary of the Death of Josiah Wedgwood – Father of Science in Manufacturing
 
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by LSSU Admin - Friday, 3 January 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.


"Average leaders raise the bar on themselves; good leaders raise the bar for others; great leaders inspire others to raise their own...

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Before Christmas, I was thinking again about upgrading my iPhone 8 Plus to the newer iPhone 11 Pro, as I wrote about here: A few days before Christmas, I decided to take the plunge. In the spirit of “Kaizen,” I initiated a very small test of change with my wife's work iPhone 11 Pro. The […]

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by LSSU Admin - Thursday, 2 January 2020, 5:01 PM
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Use Ctrl-E to open the previous dialog box in Minitab Statistical Software

With Minitab Statistical Software, you have an easy-to-use interface and all the tools at your fingertips to quickly analyze data and make decisions on your most challenging business problems ... but where do you start if you have never used it before?

It can be daunting without a proper introduction.

 
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by LSSU Admin - Wednesday, 1 January 2020, 12:00 PM
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“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence is not an act, but a habit.”   —Aristotle

Make this New Year a great year by living your life well every day.  I have put together a list of good advice that I have come across over the years to consider as you go forth into another New Year.

Good advice:

Live in the moment. By all means have long term goals but then avert your attention and focus back to today. Be fully present in your life and don’t check out of life and live for a...

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