KANBAN IS A TOOL, SIX-SIGMA IS A SET OF TOOLS, LEAN IS A WAY OF LIFE. Recently I listen to Mark Grayban’s (of Leanblog podcast) interview with Jim Womack. Womack discussed the possible threat to Toyota’s growth due to lack of trainers properly trained in TPS. http://kanban.blogspot.com/
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Who, What, When, Where, Why and How Gemba means “the real place”. I like to think of it as where the action is. The effective use of Gemba supports the “go see” principle. The Gemba walk affords company leaders, managers and supervisors a simple, easy means of supporting overall continuous improvement and process standardization while… Read more »
Continuous improvement and cultural change are key components of a successful lean conversion. Trust is the “hidden waste” we rarely discuss but a critical obstacle to their achievement. This podcast discusses this sensitive subject.
No matter what you are told, business software will not wake you up in the morning and make you breakfast. As the buyers and users of the software you must be prepared to plan what you really need and how to get and maintain that complete and accurate information in a timely, value adding manner.
In a lean transformation the daily work life of supervisors and front line managers, typically changes than any other position in the company. Supervisors and front line managers are the sergeants and lieutenants in the war against waste. What do they need to be successful?
Listen to Shingo Prize winner Drew Locher discuss the power of administrative lean.
Over the years I have learned from successes and mistakes. Perhaps this may help you avoid some mistakes.
Listen to how a greenhouse is effectively using lean tools.
Lean implementation is difficult. Perhaps these hints will be useful.
A round table discussion on lean success and failure.