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  • CKGygi client wins Shingo Prize

    I am extremely pleased to announce that one of my clients, US Synthetic, won the 2011 Shingo Prize. The Shingo Prize is considered the Nobel Prize for operations. You can read about US Synthetic receiving the Shingo Prize here or you can watch a US Synthetic-produced video describing their receip...

    Tags: Leadership, Real World Examples, CKGygi, Craig Gygi, Lean, Lean Six Sigma, Shingo Prize, six sigma, US Synthetic

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  • Lean is the Medicine that Healthcare Systems Require

    Last month, an important book titled The Lean Prescription: Powerful Medicine for Our Ailing Healthcare System, authored by Patricia Gabow and Philip Goodman, was published, and it details how Denver Health became the first healthcare organization to be awarded the Shingo Bronze Medallion Prize f...

    Tags: Denver Health, healthcare quality, lean healthcare, Patricia Gabow, Philip Goodman, Shingo Prize, The Lean Prescription

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  • Ten Posts for Ten Shingo Principles

    Hurrah!  Today is the first day of Spring, if a little snowy, in the Boston area.  And the 28th Annual Shingo Prize Conference is fast approaching in just one month.   GBMP will be there and I’ll be teaching the Shingo Institute IMPROVE Workshop on April 24-25.  In ...

    Tags: lean manufacturing, Old Lean Dude, bruce hamilton, GBMP, Guiding Principles, kaizen, Lean Principles, Shingo Institute, shingo prize, Toast Kaizen, toyota production system

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  • Babel

    I grew up in a small manufacturing company where nine different languages were spoken.  English was the language of managers, office workers and some of our production employees. Additionally, these languages were spoken in our factory:  Armenian, Laotian, Vietnamese, Portuguese, Italia...

    Tags: lean manufacturing, Old Lean Dude, continuous improvement, ESL, shingo prize, toyota production system

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  • Why “Everybody, Everyday”?

    Plus a big “congratulations” to MassMutual Financial Group of Springfield MA. Allow me to explain… As an examiner for the Shingo Prize and also as a certified instructor for the Shingo Institute Enterprise Excellence Workshops, I’ve had the opportunity to visit and learn...

    Tags: lean manufacturing, Old Lean Dude, continuous improvement, GBMP, kaizen, kanban, Shingo Institute, shingo prize, six sigma

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  • First Lady of Adult Literacy

    At the Gemba: Avelino Coehlo and Ines Chiodo show the First Lady a cause and effect problem solving method. In 1987, my company, United Electric (UE) initiated an ESL training program to support our continuous improvement efforts.  The idea came from a factory supervisor who noted, ...

    Tags: lean manufacturing, Old Lean Dude, barbara bush, continuous improvement, ESL, kaizen, kanban, kata, shingo prize, toyota production system

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  • More Than Toast

    It’s hard to believe that 2018 is the 20th anniversary for the Toast Kaizen video.  After two decades, nearly one hundred and fifty thousand copies have been sold – in more than a dozen languages from Spanish to Icelandic.  It’s everywhere.  Several years ago, whi...

    Tags: lean manufacturing, Old Lean Dude, kaizen, kanban, lean, lean accounting, lean healthcare, lean thinking, Shingo Institute, shingo prize, six sigma, Toast Kaizen, toyota production system

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