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  • The Routledge Companion to Lean Management | Torbjorn Netland

    The Routledge Companion to Lean Management is now available for pre-ordering. It is a compilation of contributions from multiple authors, edited by Torbjorn Netland, and Chapter 8 is my overview of Lean Logistics. The other co-authors include Dan Jones, Jim Womack, John Shook, &hel...

    Tags: Announcements, Kaizen, Lean implementation, Lean Logistics, Lean management, Lean manufacturing, Toyota Production System, TPS

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  • How Much of a Company’s Daily Time Should Be Dedicated to Improvement Discussions?

    How Much of a Company’s Daily Time Should Be Dedicated to Improvement Discussions? Implementing lean methodologies in an organization is a time-consuming process, and it’s always an ongoing project, rather than a one-time activity. This makes it very important to approach the problem...

    Tags: Leadership, Lean Manager, Lean Manufacturing, company, daily improvement, implementing lean, lean concepts, lean implementation, lean methodologies, lean organization, organization, waste

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  • Lean Implementation Requires Determination

    On paper, lean implementation looks pretty simple. In reality, it will be one of the most challenging things your organization will take on. Implementing lean processes and practices require determination and commitment. It requires commitments by leadership of time and financial resources, along...

    Tags: Green Manufacturing, Innovation, Leadership, Lean Manager, Lean Manufacturing, The Lean Startup, agile manufacturing, applying lean methodologies, lean, lean implementation, lean startup, manufacturing

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  • What Is the "Toyota Template"?

    Lean implementations, operational excellence initiatives, and even specifically, the Toyota Production System (TPS) are often misconstrued as simply a methodology focused on the formulaic implementation of tools. In a recent book entitled The Toyota Template: The Plan for Just-In-Time and Culture...

    Tags: just in time (JIT), kaizen, lean implementation, The Toyota Template: The Plan for Just-In-Time and Culture Change Beyond Lean Tools, toyota production system

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  • The Role of Leadership in Continuous-Improvement and Lean Journeys -- What's Missing?

    “What is missing from leadership in most continuous-improvement and Lean journeys?” That's the question I posed this past week to Brent Timmerman, who recently published a book entitled Starting Lean from Scratch: A Senior Leader’s Guide to Beginning and Steering an Organizatio...

    Tags: Brent Timmerman, continuous improvement, Lean from Scratch, lean implementation, lean leadership, Three Spaces Model, workplace culture

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