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by LSSU Admin - Monday, 4 November 2019, 12:00 PM
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It’s easy to make mistakes in any line of work. However, when you are a lean project manager, the whole project depends on you and your ability to avoid mistakes. This can be hard as there is a lot of stress involved with managing a project. You have to coordinate people, estimate everything, communicate a lot and all of that with patience and dedication to detail that can help your team be successful. Mistakes are bound to happen. But knowing where you can go wrong with your project and your...

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My guest today is Tim Turner, who joined us previously in 2010 for episode #90. Tim was the lead author for a book called One Team on All Levels: Stories from Toyota Team Members that was about the Toyota plant and its people in Kentucky. Tim was involved in the ramp up of Kentucky Lexus production and […]

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by LSSU Admin - Friday, 1 November 2019, 11:00 AM
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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.


"If human beings had genuine courage, they'd wear their costumes every day of the year, not just on Halloween." — Douglas...

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by LSSU Admin - Thursday, 31 October 2019, 9:01 PM
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There is a Japanese proverb: “Fall down seven times, get up eight” (Nana korobi ya oki). While we are sure to face failure along the way to our goal, we must continue to get up and keep trying. It may take a long time to eventually achieve our goal, but if we are patient, resilient […]

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Happy Halloween! I'll actually be home to hand out treats as a countermeasure for possible tricks. A year ago, I did a KaiNexus webinar on Halloween that was a lot of fun… there were only two complaints about elements of my costume, but sometimes you have to mix things up and take some risks. I […]

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by LSSU Admin - Wednesday, 30 October 2019, 5:15 PM
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Lately I’ve been reflecting 0n the impact of mistakes on leadership, and how important humility becomes to learning from those mistakes.  An article in The Washington Post this week describing the humility of Dr. James Peebles, who just won the Nobel Prize for physics, was a nice book end to the “great and unmatched wisdom” self-commentary […]
 
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by LSSU Admin - Wednesday, 30 October 2019, 11:00 AM
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A selection of highlighted blog posts from Lean bloggers from the month of October, 2019.  You can also view the previous monthly Lean Roundups here.
Lean Thinking and the 2019 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences – Jon Miller revisits two authors who won the 2019 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences and some of their basic thinking on effective approaches to address the problem of poverty and the parallels with Lean efforts to increase wealth.
How We Can Easily Miss Signals in Our Metrics When We...

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A unique characteristic of the Japanese literature on manufacturing is its use of comic strips — or manga — to communicate with readers. The subject came up in a recent discussion on LinkedIn, that Mark DeLuzio started by saying: “Toyota has been given credit for making the complex simple. Some say that this is the definition […]

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by LSSU Admin - Tuesday, 29 October 2019, 2:15 PM
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When I was in Brazil recently (read more), one of the presenters at the Lean Six Sigma Conference was Bruno Kosima, pictured at left. He is the department chief of the Latin American / Caribbean group that teaches the Toyota Production System — a group called OMDD or the Operations Management Development Division. Bruno has […]

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This is the second post in my series on the inner workings of Amazon Fulfillment Centers. In this post I will look at the typical layout of the fulfillment centers and start with the inbound value stream. After all, while we all are looking forward to getting stuff from Amazon, Amazon first has to get … Continue reading The Inner Workings of Amazon Fulfillment Centers – Part 2