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by LSSU Admin - Tuesday, 8 December 2020, 12:00 PM
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Lean manufacturing often talks about true north. This is the direction in which your operations should move to become better. Sometimes that may be a bit fuzzy, so let’s have a look at what true north could include. I am fully aware that reaching true north in all aspects is unrealistic. If you actually reached ... Read more

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by LSSU Admin - Monday, 7 December 2020, 7:35 PM
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Thanks to Jeffrey Liker for providing additional details on the transformation of this tool. Initially, Toyota used it occasionally with suppliers. The Lean Enterprise Institute (LEI) turned it into the Value Stream Maps (VSM) that it has promoted as foundational to Lean.

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From TSSC to Ford, Delphi, and the LEI In comments on yet […]

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by LSSU Admin - Monday, 7 December 2020, 1:28 PM
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For the 2020 Holiday Season, here’s a little Lean levity from the ghost of Christmas past. Most parents who celebrate the annual visit from Santa will have fond memories of “night before” experiences (a true story) like this:
 
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I'm excited that Episode #24 of my new podcast “My Favorite Mistake” is now released! You can listen to it (or watch it or read a podcast) via my MarkGraban.com website: Episode #24: Ash Taylor on Having Clients That Are a Bad Fit Joining me for Episode #24 is Ash Taylor, an entrepreneur and business […]

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by LSSU Admin - Monday, 7 December 2020, 12:00 PM
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It’s often said that inspiration strikes when you least expect it, but that’s a rather inefficient way to drive innovation and creativity. Just think of a time when you, or a team you were on, needed to solve a particular problem. As soon as you begin thinking of ideas, your mind goes blank. The point of brainstorming is to produce a comprehensive list of potential ideas, solutions or plans. When done well, brainstorming should increase participation, reduce inhibition, stimulate ideas,...

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by LSSU Admin - Friday, 4 December 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.


"The ability to learn is the most important quality a leader can have."   — Sheryl Sandberg
I agree. To learn is to grow, it...

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As I blogged about back in August, the team at Value Capture released an eBook that was built around transcripts of speeches by the late Paul H. O'Neill, Sr. Today would have been Mr. O'Neill's 85th birthday, so Value Capture has chosen this as the date to release a second free eBook: Lasting Impact: Leaders […]

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I'm excited that Episode #23 of my new podcast “My Favorite Mistake” is now released! You can listen to it (or watch it or read a podcast) via my MarkGraban.com website: Episode #23: Coach Jimmy Nelson, “Let's Be Bad Together” Joining me for Episode #23 is Coach Jimmy Nelson, a speaker and performance coach. I think […]

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My guest for Episode #395 is Michael Parent. He is Managing Director of his firm Right Brain Consulting and he is a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt with the AAA Auto Club Group. Michael has a BS in Industrial and Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan and an MBA from William & Mary. Michael and […]

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by LSSU Admin - Wednesday, 2 December 2020, 12:00 PM
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KPIs, or Key Performance Indicators, are metrics used to track the performance of a business, a department, or individuals against goals. When designed and implemented properly they can define the direction of a business, provide essential feedback and help organize individuals, teams, projects or entire businesses to optimize performance. The key is to choose the KPIs relevant to your industry and business goals — focusing on the wrong ones is costly to your company. One of the most effective...

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