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by LSSU Admin - Thursday, 3 September 2020, 12:00 PM
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While I'm mostly staying home because of the pandemic, I sometimes treat myself to a Starbucks beverage while I'm out running errands. I have traditionally been a black coffee drinker (blonde roast, mostly), which means my orders are easy and they are ready quickly. In recent years, though, I have really fallen in love with […]

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    by LSSU Admin - Wednesday, 2 September 2020, 2:29 PM
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    I'm excited that the first episode of my new podcast “My Favorite Mistake” is now released! You can listen to it and learn more via my MarkGraban.com website: Episode #1 of My Favorite Mistake: Kevin Harrington & Mark Timm, Sharks and Mentors I'll post a link to each weekly episode here on my blog. I […]

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      Updating Graphs, Making Patterned Data and More Tips & Tricks to Help You Master Minitab

      Last month we published a blog post on 5 Tips for Handling Messy Data. Last week we presented a webinar, Tips & Tricks for Minitab. When I saw feedback on LinkedIn from “extremely informative and enjoyable” to noting the importance of “looking for opportunities for continuous learning,” I’m reassured you all want more!

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        by LSSU Admin - Wednesday, 2 September 2020, 12:00 PM
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        Paul Akers is the founder and president of FastCap, a product development company specializing in woodworking tools and hardware for the professional builder.Paul is an energetic speaker whose core passion is helping people discover their full potential and showing others how to implement Lean in their business and personal life. Paul learned to embrace adventure and pursue excellence from his father when he earned the rank of Eagle Scout at the young age of 14. About 10 years ago, Paul decided...

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          by LSSU Admin - Tuesday, 1 September 2020, 1:00 PM
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          Today, AllAboutLean.com turns seven years old. Hurray! Amazing how fast time flies. Time to look back again on what happened. This is my 370th post on this blog. For seven years I have published a blog post every week going into the details of lean manufacturing and related topics (and once per year a birthday ... Read more

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            I was really happy to see this publication by Toyota, from Japan but in English: “Akio Toyoda's View on Toyota Production System“ There are seven sections: 1. Sakichi Toyoda looked to ease his mother's burdens 2. Improving productivity was not the main purpose 3. How Akio sees Jidoka (automation with a human touch) 4. How […]

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              by LSSU Admin - Monday, 31 August 2020, 12:00 PM
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              A selection of highlighted blog posts from Lean bloggers from the month of August 2020.  You can also view the previous monthly Lean Roundups here.Craftsmanship, not Kaizen? – Dan Markovitz says perhaps focusing on “craftsmanship” will increase awareness and practice of improvement.An Ode to a Frontline Supervisor – Bruce Hamilton discusses respect for every employee and supervision using popular “I love Lucy” episode.Let Them Move the Table – Derek Korn talks about Paul Aker’s fix what...

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                Patrick Anderson Lean Blog Interviews Podcast

                Joining me today for Episode #383 of the podcast is Patrick Anderson, the CEO of the Rural Alaska Community Action Program, Inc. (or “RurAL CAP”). Patrick was previously a guest way back in Episodes #53 and #71. Today, we'll talk how ideas from Dr. W. Edwards Deming and Lean have influenced him as he has […]

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                  I'm excited that the guests for the first episode of my new podcast, “My Favorite Mistake” are Kevin Harrington and Mark Timm, co-authors of the upcoming book Mentor to Millions: Secrets of Success in Business, Relationships, and Beyond. Mark Timm is an accomplished entrepreneur and Kevin Harrington is, among other things, one of the original […]

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                    by LSSU Admin - Friday, 28 August 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.


                    "Your hardest times often lead to the greatest moments of your life. Keep going. Tough situations build strong people in the...

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