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by LSSU Admin - Wednesday, 4 March 2020, 4:26 PM
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Continuing my breakdown of Billy Taylor’s opening keynote at KataCon… Key Bullet Points People follow what you do before they follow what you say. If you (as a leader) think you are above the process… Deliberate practice on your practice of leadership. Focus on one thing. Break down your leadership style [into elements]. Practice deliberately …
 
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by LSSU Admin - Tuesday, 3 March 2020, 6:27 PM
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The first official day of KataCon kicked off with a keynote on deliberate practice by Billy Taylor. I first met Billy back in 2012 when I was doing some work with Goodyear. When I saw him at last year’s KataCon it was like running into an old friend, but that is who Billy Taylor is …
 
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by LSSU Admin - Tuesday, 3 March 2020, 12:00 PM
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In my last post I looked at the disadvantages of fixed location storage. Usually much better is random chaotic storage. This is, for example, the preferred method of Amazon. This approach makes best use of the available space and generates less mistakes. When Amazon started using this, they reportedly were able to store twice as … Continue reading Storage Strategies – Random Chaotic and ABC
 
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In my travels, I see many organizations using Year-to-Date (YTD) numbers to evaluate performance. Some of it is in the context, at this moment, of using the 2019 End-of-Year (EOY) number to evaluate performance (often compared to the 2018 number and, as we know, two data points are not a trend. A look back at […]

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by LSSU Admin - Monday, 2 March 2020, 8:12 PM
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In his level-set / coaching demonstration, Steven Kane talked extensively about obscuring the jargon of Toyota Kata to defuse pushback. Tracy Defoe had a separate brief presentation titled “Kata in Secret” – and this has been a topic of discussion in the weekly Cascadia Kata Coaches call that Tracy hosts. The two cases were a …
 
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by LSSU Admin - Monday, 2 March 2020, 7:30 PM
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This article was originally was published in the Lean Mag   There are many valuable books and knowledgeable speakers who offer informed opinions about what is needed to make a lean journey successful. Trust, or a culture of trust, will often make that list. But how much does trust matter?

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by LSSU Admin - Monday, 2 March 2020, 4:24 PM
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This is the first in series of posts I am drafting about what I saw, heard, learned at KataCon6 in Austin. I was originally writing this up in huge chunks, maybe two posts. But when I bounced the “Part 1” draft off Craig Stritar, I got some good advice – there are a lot of …
 
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My guest for Episode #359 of the podcast is Prof. Dr. Alfred Angerer, joining me from Switzerland to talk about Lean healthcare. I had a chance to visit a hospital with Alfred, in Switzerland, late last year, as we discussed in this episode of his podcast (which we recorded together in his office). In today's […]

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by LSSU Admin - Friday, 28 February 2020, 12:16 PM
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Healthcare – Creating Value for Patients Developing a culture of patient safety requires the ability to raise risks without fear of reprisal.  This post from leanblog.org about a nurse who failed to report a critical incident for fear of being immediately fired without question reminds us we have a long way to go. When first learning about […]

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by LSSU Admin - Friday, 28 February 2020, 12:30 AM
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Sam MacPherson started a discussion on LinkedIn about Toyota founder Sakichi Toyoda’s 5 Precepts. Sakichi Toyoda died in 1930 and, 5 years later, Kiichiro and Risaburo Toyoda pulled together 5 precepts that he had lived to share with Toyota employees. Sam thinks that these 5 precepts are the key to understanding culture, global business practices, […]

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