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

Lean and the Adjacent Thinker | Robert Martichenko | LeanCor

“…As a lean thinker, I can start by asking myself, what are the adjacent processes to my work to which I need to connect and what is the math of the flow between us?  That is, who are my allies, whose outputs are … Continue reading

Where Lean Has Failed | Jim Womack | Planet Lean

“Given two significant milestones this summer – the 20th anniversary of the founding of the Lean Enterprise Institute and the 10th anniversary of the Lean Global Network (about which, more next month) – I’ve recently found myself thinking about the … Continue reading

Is Reflection a Lost Art? | Robert Martichenko

“Michel, A close friend recently asked me if I thought writing is a lost art. “Why do you say that?” I asked. “Mostly,” she said, “because all I see these days are people writing on social media, in short bursts, … Continue reading

Acceptance Sampling In The Age Of Low PPM Defectives

Today, some automotive parts manufacturers are able to deliver one million consecutive units without a single defective, and pondering quality management practices appropriate for this level of performance is not idle speculation. Of course, it is only achieved by outstanding … 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