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  • Toyota-Style Kaizen in the group Lean Leadership

    The leaders of organizations adopt Lean management in the hope of achieving desirable outcomes such as higher quality, shorter lead-times, lower costs, and so on. In most cases, cost reduction is a major objective and is of particular interest to senior managers. Yet, the magnitude of cost reduct...

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  • Methodological Errors In Lean Government in the group Lean Leadership

    For some years now I have been both an occasional participant and ongoing witness to the practice of Lean management in State governments. I continue to see methodological errors in relation to how Lean is practiced in industry. Those in industry who practice Lean management correctly provide us ...

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  • Abnormal Conditions and Lean Oddities in the group Lean Leadership

    Some Abnormal Conditions vs. Normal Conditions Abnormal Condition Normal Condition VP of Continuous Improvement All executives engaged in kaizen Learn Lean using games and simulations Learn Lean by doing kaizen at the genba Creating value stream maps in a conference room Improve processes via gen...

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  • Seddon’s Amazing Discovery in the group Lean Leadership

    John Seddon has made an amazing discovery: Lean is failing! In a paper much anticipated by few, “An exploration into the failure of Lean,” Seddon and co-author Brendan O’Donovan “…show that the ‘Lean’ (Womack and Jones 1996) movement is based o...

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  • Growing Tomatoes in the group Lean Leadership

    How do you grow tomatoes? If you are a backyard gardener, you buy plants (or maybe raise from seed), plant, tend, harvest. Simple as that. However, while the resulting harvest may be acceptable for one’s needs, it will surely be less flavorful and less bountiful than it could have been. Kno...

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  • Searching For Lean Sustainability in the group Lean Leadership

    Lean people, understandably, possess a streak of idealism in how they would like the world to be: No waste, value propositions fulfilled, social well-being, economic prosperity, and so on. It is good to have a dream and strive, over the long-term, to achieve it. Yet, there is a tell-tale sign tha...

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  • Observe and Ask “Why?” in the group Lean Leadership

    There are many ways to improve your thinking skills. One way is by practicing critical thinking. Teachers require their students, from elementary school on through college and graduate school, to do research to gather information, analyze the validity of data, determine the strengths and weakness...

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  • The Lean-Industrial Complex in the group Lean Leadership

    In the early days, late 1970s to late 1980s, there existed just a few small organizations to help people learn about and implement Toyota’s production system (TPS). They were led by people with decades of hand-on practice at Toyota and its affiliated companies. Some organizations, however, ...

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  • Back to Basics in the group Lean Leadership

    In a  recent blog post, The Lean-Industrial Complex, I said: “Over time, the people with decades of hands-on practice in real-world settings would fall into the background, while the people who merely studied TPS [Toyota Production System] emerged as the arbiters of Lean thought a...

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  • New Book: Shingijutsu-Kaizen in the group Lean Leadership

    It is time to re-discover Kaizen and Kaizen Spirit, and renew confidence in our abilities and the future. I, along with my co-authors Ralph Wood and Michael Herscher, are extremely proud to bring to you this very special new book: Shingijutsu-Kaizen: The Art of Discovery and Learning. It is a boo...

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