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by LSSU Admin - Thursday, 14 May 2020, 2:00 PM
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Creativity takes work, along with inspiration. Inspiration doesn’t always strike us when we plan for it, or when we need it. We have to adopt many different strategies to engage our creativity and intuition within problem solving. Yoshiki Iwata is the founder of the famous lean consulting firm Shingijutsu. Mr.

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One of the great joys of the past five years has been the unexpected friendship that I’ve developed with Isao Yoshino. I have learned so much from our conversations – about what it means to be a leader and a learner, plus getting glimpse into an insider’s perspective about pivotal movements in Toyota’s history as […]

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by LSSU Admin - Wednesday, 13 May 2020, 12:00 PM
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For my Facebook fans you already know about this great feature. But for those of you that are not connected to A Lean Journey on Facebook or Twitter I post daily a feature I call Lean Tips.  It is meant to be advice, things I learned from experience, and some knowledge tidbits about Lean to help you along your journey.  Another great reason to like A Lean Journey on Facebook.

Click this link for A Lean Journey's Facebook Page Notes Feed.
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Joining me for Episode #370 is Edward Blackman, the founder and managing partner of Kelda Consulting. He has previously had Lean and process improvement-focused roles at organizations as varied as Whirlpool, Amway, and Spectrum Health. Today, we are discussing behavioral science and the need to combine practices and lessons from that field with Lean and […]

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Combating COVID-19: How Adventist HealthCare is Using Process Maps to Fight Back and Keep Staff Safe

Here, there, everywhere — it's nearly impossible to escape hearing or seeing news on COVID-19. Not all news is bad though; the human spirit is resilient and efforts are underway all around the globe to find a vaccine. Healthcare systems are being tested like never before. However, in the face of this adversity, many like Adventist HealthCare, are rising to the occasion. 

 
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by LSSU Admin - Tuesday, 12 May 2020, 1:00 PM
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In this last post (for now) on my series on shop floor management I will talk about how to conduct a shop floor meeting. Who should be there; when, how long, and how often you should have such a meeting; and what is on the agenda. I will also talk about common mistakes that you ... Read more
 
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It's possible that I could start traveling again for my healthcare consulting work next month… or maybe in July. My colleagues at Value Capture aren't sure yet how this will work out, but clients are sharing their current plans for starting to re-open — to a new normal, not the old normal. As I mentioned […]

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Success is made up of hard work, commitment and passion but perhaps one of the most crucial factors to take into account is who we choose to surround ourselves with. As the old adage goes, 'you are who you hang out with' and the people we invite into our world on a daily basis can impact the way we think, feel and act.

 There are five types of people that you must surround yourself with if you want to successful:

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While this article is from 21 years ago and about systems thinking, Ovidiu Contras felt compelled to share it on LinkedIn today, because of the following quote: “My fourth source of fun has been the disclosure of intellectual con men—for example, propagators of TQM, benchmarking, downsizing, process reengineering, and scenario planning. Managers are incurably susceptible […]

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by LSSU Admin - Friday, 8 May 2020, 8:00 PM
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Thanks as always to Ryan McCormick for this… Healthcare – Creating Value for Patients Lean is being blamed for exacerbating pandemic responses due to a lack of capacity in Canadian healthcare systems in this opinion piece by Larry Haiven in the Halifax Examiner.  Lean should help improve flow, however, the usual focus on # of events and costs […]

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