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  • Everyday Examples of the 8 Wastes of Lean

      If you are striving to become a Lean organization, waste elimination is probably near the top of your list. In fact, Lean practitioners have identified very specific types of waste, known collectively as the 8 Wastes of Lean.  Certain types of waste are really easy to spot and fix, w...

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  • Everyday Examples of the 8 Wastes of Lean

    If you are striving to become a Lean organization, waste elimination is probably near the top of your list. In fact, Lean practitioners have identified very specific types of waste, known collectively as the 8 Wastes of Lean. Certain types of waste are really easy to spot and fix, whil...

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  • 3 Ways to Get More Out of Your Huddle Boards and Meetings

      Huddle boards, along with quick daily huddle meetings are popular continuous improvement techniques. They are particularly prevalent in health care organizations but can be used by companies in any industry. The purpose of the huddle board is to provide a method of visual management and i...

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  • The 2017 The Lean Management System Blog Roundup

    As 2017 comes quickly to a close, we took a minute to look back over some of the blogs we’ve posted on one of our favorite topics, the Lean Management system. If you are interested in learning more about Lean management, or continuous improvement in general, this post is a great ...

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  • Top 10 Reasons to Invest in Lean Software in 2017

      Listen to this post as a podcast (subscribe to the series):   One of the many things we love about this time of year is the opportunity to reflect back on what we’ve accomplished (or survived) over the past twelve months. It’s also a great moment to set the stage for su...

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  • 16 Questions to Ask on Your First (or Next) Gemba Walk

      Toyota Chairman Fujio Cho gave a brilliantly simple description of what to do on a Gemba walk.  "Go see, ask why, show respect," he said. That’s it in a nutshell. During a Gemba walk, supervisors and leaders go to the place where work is done (the Gemba). They observe (not fix)...

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  • "Lean Thinking" and the 5 Principles of Lean Manufacturing

      James Womack and Dan Jones are the founders of the Lean Enterprise Institute and the Lean Enterprise Academy (UK), respectively. Their book, Lean Thinking: Banish Waste and Create Wealth in Your Corporation, is considered by some to be the bible of Lean manufacturing.  It was origina...

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  • 13 Essential Process Improvement Tools

    After many years speaking with leaders and managers looking to implement continuous process improvement tools in their organizations, we’ve learned a few things. The first is that every organization is different and what scores a home run for one, may not even get a hit in anothe...

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  • 9 Answers to the Most Common Questions About Gemba Walks

      Maybe it is because it is a brand-new year, or perhaps it is the cold weather, but lately, we’ve been getting a lot of questions about the Lean management technique of Gemba walks. We compiled them for this post that we hope will be helpful for people who are new to the approach and...

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  • An 11 Step Gemba Walk Template for Executive Leaders

    “We say seeing is believing, but actually, we are much better at believing than seeing. In fact, we are seeing what we believe all the time and occasionally, what we can’t believe.” – Robert Anton Wilson Gemba walks are a critical continuous improvement te...

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