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  • Lean games for training

    Lean games provides ready to run lean simulations & business training games for teaching lean manufacturing, Lean Office, 5S training, SMED training, six sigma & business process improvement training

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  • The Five Stages of Visual Management

    Today’s post focuses on a team’s typical response to implementing visual management. This is the third in a series of posts about visual management; check here for more posts on the topic.  When getting started with your visual management efforts (or any Lean initiativ...

    Tags: Visual Management, Everyday Lean, Lean Culture, Lean Management, Lean Management System, Lean Manager, Lean Office

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  • Better Problem Solving in Five Steps

    Today’s post provides tips for problem solving in your own work. I once worked with an executive who gave some really practical advice to new employees about owning their work: No one else in the organization knows more about the problems you face every day than you do. If ...

    Tags: Everyday Lean, Lean Culture, Lean enterprise, Lean Management, Lean Manager, Lean Office, Problem Solving

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  • Can My Visual Management Really be on a Screen? A Debate

    Today’s post compares the benefits and drawbacks of using analog and digital technologies for visual management. As described in a previous post, the main purpose of visual management is, “the status of the system can be understood at a glance by everyone involved.” This c...

    Tags: Visual Management, Everyday Lean, Leader Standard Work, Lean Culture, Lean enterprise, Lean Management, Lean Management System, Lean Manager, Lean Office

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  • Five Tips for Office Gemba Walks

    Today’s post provides tips for conducting gemba walks in the office. “Go see, ask why, show respect.” – Fujio Cho Gemba walks are a critical component of a high-performing Lean Management System. Gemba walks involve going to where the work is actually being done, a...

    Tags: The Lean Office, Everyday Lean, Go to the Gemba, Leader Standard Work, Lean Culture, Lean enterprise, Lean Management, Lean Management System, Lean Manager, Lean Office

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  • Visual Management – Making Problems Visible

    A wise man once told me, “sunlight is the best disinfectant.” Regardless of circumstances, his experience taught him that shining light on problems, or making them visible, was the best way to begin the problem solving process. For organizations working to create a Lean Management Sys...

    Tags: Visual Management, Everyday Lean, Lean Management, Lean Management System, Lean Manager, Lean Office

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  • Leader Standard Work

    Today’s topic highlights the need for implementing Leader Standard Work. “Failing to plan is planning to fail” -Alan Lakein I highlighted the benefits of implementing a Lean Management System in a previous post. Today’s topic focuses specifically on the need f...

    Tags: Leader Standard Work, Everyday Lean, Lean Manager, Lean Office, Meetings

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  • Lean Manager – Improvement Projects, or Improve the Process?

    Today’s topic focuses on how to improve processes by implementing a Lean Management System. “Continuous improvement is better than delayed perfection.” -Mark Twain A professor in my MBA program gave us some career advice as we were heading off to find work: Do everything in y...

    Tags: Leader Standard Work, Everyday Lean, Go to the Gemba, Lean Manager, Lean Office, Lean Project Management

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  • Office 5S

    For anyone who has spent much time on the Lean journey, 5S is one of the first tools taken out of the toolbox. There are many practical and cultural benefits of applying 5S concepts to your manufacturing space, but people seem to struggle when taking those same concepts into t...

    Tags: Everyday Lean, Lean Manager, Lean Office, Lean Services, Office 5s

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  • Visual Management – Side Effects May Vary

    Today’s post focuses on some side effects that may (definitely will) occur when implementing visual management, and suggestions for handling them. This is the fifth in a series of posts about visual management; check here for more posts on the topic.  “I think (...

    Tags: Visual Management, Everyday Lean, Go to the Gemba, Leader Standard Work, Lean Culture, Lean enterprise, Lean Management, Lean Management System, Lean Manager, Lean Office, Problem Solving

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