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by LSSU Admin - Thursday, 5 December 2019, 8:34 PM
Retrieved from: The Lean Thinker
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Sometimes I see people chasing their tails when trying to troubleshoot a process. This usually (though not always) follows a complaint or rejection of some kind. A few years ago I posted Organize, Standardize, Stabilize, Optimize and talked in general terms about the sequence of thinking that gives reliable outcomes. This is a series of …

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    by LSSU Admin - Wednesday, 4 December 2019, 12:00 PM
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    Many organizations have trouble sustaining Lean. Toyota is one of the few exceptions. According to Jeffrey Liker and Gary Convis in their book “The Toyota Way to Lean Leadership”, their secret is their leadership system.

    Toyota provides a nurturing but challenging environment, to ensure that new Lean leaders are developed continuously. The leaders at Toyota break down a mentorship role into 4 categories.

    Self-Development
    Development of Others
    Further Development of Others – Support Daily...

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      by LSSU Admin - Wednesday, 4 December 2019, 7:47 AM
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      How do you connect your actions with your purpose? To me, this is the essence of leading with intention. 7 Tips to Coach and Lead With Intention In this post and the webinar link below, you’ll learn seven practices to help you coach – and lead – more effectively, and with intention. One of the […]

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        Hi, you're invited to a webinar that I'll be presenting next week — Wednesday, December 11 at 1 pm ET, as part of the ongoing KaiNexus webinar series: “The Power of Alignment and Intrinsic Motivation in Continuous Improvement“ Click here to register — it's free! I'll be returning from Japan the day before, so maybe […]

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          Production lines have fluctuations. Sometimes production takes longer, sometimes shorter, than the average. This makes the line balancing tricky. Besides using a simple buffer between workstations, it is also possible to adjust capacity. Other approaches I have written about include the rabbit chase and the bucket brigade. Here I present a variation of the bucket … Continue reading One Up One Down – Approach to Manage Manual Production Lines

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            Monday was my first day for my fifth Lean study trip to Japan. Yesterday, I had the opportunity to once again visit a Toyota plant, the Tsutsumi Plant. Here are two blog posts from 2015, as the plant tour was very much the same… but the visitor center / museum has changed. I always enjoy […]

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              by LSSU Admin - Monday, 2 December 2019, 4:00 PM
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              By Pascal Dennis (bio)

              Building on Al's recent blog, why do we learn from more failure than success?

              Seems to me, it's because failure illuminates more of the design space than success.

              Supposing we're testing the structural integrity of say, a hard hat, by dropping a heavy weight on it.

              If we test to the standard, (say 20 kg) and the hard hat remains intact, you've learned something about what sort of blow it can sustain.

              But suppose we keep dropping heavier & heavier weights, and vary the angle of the blows - until the hard hat shatters.

              Our analysis of the fragments, breakage pattern, of the slow motion video and so on, will teach us far more about the nature of hard hats.

              That's why experienced labs & design teams test to failure.

              A caveat, as Al suggests, is that we fail quick & fail often, (to minimize hassle & transaction cost.)

              A second caveat: our failures are controlled & buffered so nobody gets hurt!

              These same principles apply in strategy, product & process design and problem solving.

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              That's why we say 'problems are gold'.

              We have to be comfortable, of course, with experimentation & ambiguity.

              In my experience, the best leaders create a sense of free-wheeling energy & opportunity.

              "Let's try some stuff -- and see what happens!"

              "Holy cow, who would have thought...!?"

              Best,

              Pascal


              In case you missed our last few blogs... please feel free to have another look…

              Failure is a Requirement for Innovation
              KAIZEN – Small Changes vs. Monster Projects
              Is Inventory a waste or a cover-up of deeper waste?
              7 Basic Quality Tools – Are they underrated?


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                Did you know that over 790 million gallons of wine were consumed in the US in 2016? That's a lot of wine — roughly 3,950 million bottles of wine to be exact! Wine production shows no signs of slowing down either with the number of US wineries increasing by over 50% since 2009 to a total of 10,043 wineries in 2019, however Italy, France and Spain still take the title of top three wine producing countries globally. With so much wine being produced worldwide you might think it's really easy to make, but it's truly a science with all the variables involved to achieve a perfect wine.

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                  by LSSU Admin - Monday, 2 December 2019, 12:00 PM
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                  Lean thinking is fundamentally transforming the way organizations operate. The Lean principles of continuous improvement, respect for people, and a relentless focus on delivering customer value are making teams and organizations rethink the practices that might have guided them for decades. A new, transformative approach to working requires a transformation in leadership, as well. For Lean to be truly effective, it needs effective Lean management — to champion Lean principles, offer guidance,...

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                    My guest for Episode #353 of the podcast is somebody whose work I've appreciated for a long time — Quint Studer. I was first introduced to his book Hardwiring Excellence back in 2005 and I've been following his work (and reading his books) ever since. Today, we'll talk about “hardwiring” and other concepts from his […]

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