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    Taking lean to the highest level

    May 26, 2014

    For those who don’t know my consulting practice for the last few years has been dedicated almost exclusively to working with companies ready to go beyond lean tools and take the plunge – formally structuring their organization and management processes around their core value streams. It is a fairly elite group of companies; not for those still wavering in their commitment to lean, but the results...

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    Looking great from one angle anyway

    May 15, 2014

    Comedian Tim Allen once said that the reason women take so much longer than men to get ready to go out is because women will take the time to look at themselves in the mirror from every possible angle and make sure things are right, while men are content if they can find just one angle from which they look good. Humorous … but probably not too far from the truth. If that distinction between men...

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    What Does Kaizen and Emptying a Dishwasher Have in Common?

    March 26, 2013

    Learn what kaizen is and why it is so much more than rapid improvement events.

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    Learn What the True Meaning of Kaizen is

    March 14, 2013
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    Learn What Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) is in this Overview Video

    March 12, 2013

    In this video Mike Wroblewski of Gemba Consulting and the Kaizen Institute offers an overview of what Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) is all about.

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    Learn What Standard Work is Within a Lean Manufacturing System

    March 05, 2013

    This video focuses on the importance of Standardization no matter if you work in a factory or office situation.

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    Gemba Glossary: 5S

    February 28, 2013

    In this edition of the Gemba Glossary Ron Pereira, of Gemba Academy, explains what 5S is.

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    Learn How Powerful a Design of Experiment Can Be When Leveraged Correctly

    February 13, 2013

    In this video you will learn what a Design of Experiment (DOE) is and isn't while also learning what the 3 most popular types of DOEs are.

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    The Limits of Imitating Toyota

    January 17, 2013

    I recently received an email from a guy challenging the legitimacy of organizing into value streams and lean accounting. The linchpin of his argument: "I can't find anything saying Toyota has done any of that". This seems to be a fairly common view - something of a Toyota acid test for all things lean. Of course, at the same time the most common arguement offered up in resistance to lean is, "...

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