John Shook – #Lean Production Meets #LeanStartup | Mark Graban’s notes

See on Scoop.it – lean manufacturing Blog post at Lean Blog : After their recent recorded conversation, it was great to see John Shook, CEO of LEI, and Eric Ries, Author of The Lean Startup together on[..]       Michel … Continue reading

The Only Capability That Matters: The Willingness And Ability To Learn | Becky Morgan | Industry Week

“Research shows that over a million manufacturing jobs sit unfilled right now. That number is expected to increase to over 3 million by the end of this decade. A skills shortage is to blame, say most. ‘We need CNC operators, … Continue reading

Should You Know Why Before You Know How?

The first article in Jill Jusko’s twice yearly “Top 10” Industry Week articles about Lean is her own Lessons in Lean Training, in which she quotes consultant Jon Armstrong as saying “individuals first need to know why before they know how. … Continue reading

Telling Good Lean Consultants From Bad Ones | Michael Ballé

  “There are no good lean consultants. I’m not saying there are no good consultants. Of course there are; same bell curve as in every profession…” See it in Gemba Coach Michel Baudin‘s comments: 3 years ago, in What to Expect … Continue reading

Future of Lean: is robotic motion/transportation waste? | Christian Hohmann

“Motion and transportation count among the 7 basic muda or wastes, that should be eliminated or at least reduced to their bare minimum in order to be leaner. Now, with the probable rise of robotics, will robotic motion (and transportation) … Continue reading

Flattening the Organization- Problably Not the Answer | Gregg Stocker

“One of the misconceptions about lean thinking is that it automatically leads to flattening the organization. Many people think that layers of management are always a bad thing and start removing layers as a way to empower employees, speed up decision-making, and … Continue reading

Is Lean a set of tools – or a set of principles? | Pascal Dennis

“Is Lean a set of tools – or a set of principles? If the latter, we’ll fall far short of our potential”   Sourced through LinkedIn Michel Baudin‘s comments: Because of the way the meaning of Lean has changed over the … Continue reading

Meaningful work for everyone ? Sorry…Lean can’t do that yet ! | John Dennis | LinkedIn

“It is disrespectful to workers for Management to make promises that they cannot deliver on. However there are presently some academics and authors in the Lean community who say that Lean transformation should provide ‘Meaningful Work’ for all workers. This … Continue reading