Guest Blog Category

What’s in a Name?

This is the first installment of The LEAN Side, William Shakespeare once said, “that which we call a rose by any other name would still smell as sweet.” It was true way back then and still remains true today, but what does that have to do with LEAN Manufacturing or wire and cable? As it… Read more »

Lean Tinkers by Bob Emiliani

Lean Tinkers Oh kaizen, dear kaizen, what has happened to you? This beautiful, human-centered process for learning, creativity, teamwork, and making improvements, both large and small, has been reduced to a yet another tool used incorrectly by managers. Lean thinkers? Hardly. Lean tinkers? More than you can imagine. How do I know this? Let me… Read more »

How did Australia Post reduce unit costs by 30%?

Contributor:  Michael Fromberg Posted:  04/29/2013  12:00:00 AM EDT  |  0 Tags:   Michael Fromberg | Australia Post | Shared Services | interviews | Customer Experience | Innovation | Methodologies, Statistical Analysis, and Tools Interview by Alex Holderness for PEX Network How have you reduced unit costs by 30% – that’s the question I put to Michael Fromberg, Head of… Read more »

GUEST BLOG – Standardized Work by Andrew Bishop

We visited another company recently to help them get started on a lean path.  There was lots of gemba time and the output of the two day visit was a current state map and an ideal state map of one product family (and of course all the improved cross-functional communication that comes with those conversations… Read more »