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

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

Question On Optional Components | Arvind Janarthanam

“Greetings! First of all, I am thankful to this blog. It has helped me out with my queries. I’m working as a scheduler and we are facing sudden change in the optional parts that we supply to our customer. The reliability … Continue reading

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, … Continue reading

The Truth About Kanban | Bill Waddell

Bill Waddell, intellectual sparring partner for almost 20 years now, has put out this video revealing “The Truth About Kanban”: Michel Baudin‘s comments: This video is just Bill’s talking head against the background of a brick fireplace with a few books … Continue reading