The beauty of blogging is receiving feedback from readers in days rather in the months or years it takes with journal articles or books, and this feedback in invariably surprising. Casual remarks about a topic you don’t think essential are hits, while in-depth discussions of topics you care deeply about are duds. Overall, the 753 posts and 7 pages of this blog have logged a total of 558,249 page views since its inception in October, 2011, and elicited 2,213 comments.
The most popular post is a comparison of multiple approaches to improvement in operations. It is not surprising. What is, on the other hand, is the first runner up, a technical discussion of safety stocks, and the means of setting their levels.
The 10 most viewed posts on this blog are:
|MIT article comparing Lean, TQM, Six Sigma, "and related enterprise process improvement methods"||01/09/2013||37,663|
|Safety Stocks: Beware of Formulas||02/16/2012||36,098|
|What to look for on a gemba walk||08/06/2012||12,862|
|Why "Smart" part numbers should be replaced with keys and property lists ||05/29/2012||11,718|
|New assembly methods at Toyota||02/26/2013||10,322|
|Where do "Value Stream Maps" come from?||10/25/2013||8,093|
|Lean versus the Toyota Production System||01/24/2012||7,746|
|Metrics in Lean - Alternatives to Rank-and-Yank in Evaluating People||08/14/2012||7,656|
|Deming's Point 11.b of 14 - Deming versus Drucker||08/26/2012||7,477|
|Metrics in Lean - Part 5 - Lead times and inventory||07/11/2012/||7,215|
And the 10 least viewed: