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Turning job shops into flow shops is not easy. This is my second post explaining such transformations as I try to help you in improving your shop floor from an (always) messy job shop into a much more efficient flow shop. Add Flexibility Another possibility to consider is the flexibility of your processes. Can you ... Read more

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    The past few months have been an anxious and contemplative time. I've been worried about the coronavirus / Covid-19 and the possible impact on my health or my family's health. But, I'm blessed, as we have our health and this era has not been a financial catastrophe as it has been for so many others. […]

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      Organizations know how important it is to have motivated, engaged employees, but most fail to hold managers accountable for making it happen. Most managers don’t demotivate their employees on purpose. They act improperly without thinking about what damage they are doing to the enthusiasm and motivation of their employees.

      Few things are as costly and disruptive to a business as managers who kill morale. Demotivated employees underperform, and then jump ship at the first opportunity.

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        Bullwhip on the Brain? Five Ideas to Improve Efficiency and Counteract Supply Chain Effects on Your Business

        When facing a problem, you've most likely heard the saying "take the bull by the horns." It's often also easier said than done.

        COVID-19's economic repercussions have forced businesses worldwide to deal with the phenomenon that occurs in multi-level supply chains where orders at the end of the supply chain, close to the customer, are amplified with each additional supply chain actor. This is called the bullwhip effect.

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          by LSSU Admin - Friday, 5 June 2020, 3:52 PM
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          Thanks as always to Ryan McCormick for this… Healthcare – Creating Value for Patients Electronic Health Records and Computerized Physician Order Entry were going to reduce errors and save lives by providing better clinical decision support and alerts for potential adverse drug events.  Has it?  According to a study using the Leapfrog CPOE EHR assessment there […]

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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.


            "People don't resist change. They resist being changed."   — Peter Senge

            It’s often said that people don’t resist “change” so...

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              by LSSU Admin - Thursday, 4 June 2020, 9:22 PM
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              It's a big webinar week for me, as I presented two (here and here) and I moderated a new webinar in the KaiNexus series. I was excited that we had two KaiNexus customers joining us, along another special guest expert. Real Continuous Improvement in Virtual Workplaces Here is a quick video preview that Mohamed, Tyler, […]

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                As I talked about in this video, I was supposed to do a half-day workshop on Measures of Success for the annual Shingo Conference in Orlando last month. Well, we know why that wasn't able to happen. The Shingo Institute was kind enough to ask me to give a 30-minute virtual keynote talk during their […]

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                  by LSSU Admin - Wednesday, 3 June 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.
                  Here is the next addition of tips from the...

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                    by LSSU Admin - Tuesday, 2 June 2020, 2:00 PM
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                    In reading Russell Ackoff’s A Lifetime of Systems Thinking, he shared a key point about mental content that I think relates to lean systems in a way that reveals a weakness in many lean practices.  Ackoff starts by exploring the hierarchy of mental content, which he orders as: data, information,

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