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Taking lean to the highest level

By | on 26, May 2014 |   Culture & Leadership Supply Chain Miscellaneous Strategy Accounting & Finance Execution Tools

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 stru[...]

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Looking great from one angle anyway

By | on 15, May 2014 |   Supply Chain Accounting & Finance Execution Tools

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[...]

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What Does Kaizen and Emptying a Dishwasher Have in Common?

By | on 26, Mar 2013 |   Execution Tools

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

By | on 14, Mar 2013 |   Execution Tools

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Learn What Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) is in this Overview Video

By | on 12, Mar 2013 |   Execution Tools

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

By | on 05, Mar 2013 |   Execution Tools

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

By | on 28, Feb 2013 |   Execution Tools

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

By | on 13, Feb 2013 |   Execution Tools

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

By | on 17, Jan 2013 |   Execution Tools

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[...]

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