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A Lean Theory Of Knowledge?

Posted: August 22, 2018 at 11:16 pm   /   Blog, Lean

G U E S T  A R T I C L E Okay… here goes: I have a doctorate from the Sorbonne in Theory of Knowledge (I kid you not) and all these years, it never occurred to me that we shouldn’t distinguish knowledge from the process of acquiring this knowledge: theory, measurement and trying […]

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Sensing the Gemba

Posted: August 19, 2018 at 2:32 pm   /   Blog, Lean

G U E S T  A R T I C L E Lean practice places great emphasis on learning through direct and disciplined observation of current conditions at what is referred to as the Gemba. This Japanese term connotes the actual place that work is happening, whether that work takes the form of an output, […]

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Seeking Insights on Executive Resistance to Lean

Posted: May 26, 2018 at 7:51 pm   /   Blog, Lean

Article by Jacob Stoller Reflections on the Shingo Publication Award for The Lean CEO Read now! About the author: Jacob Stoller Jacob Stoller is a writer and facilitator specializing in communication between experts and outsiders in areas such as Lean management, information technology, accounting, and engineering. Additional information on Jacob StollerMichael is available on Linkedin. […]

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Reflections on the Shingo Publication Award for The Lean CEO

Posted: May 26, 2018 at 1:59 pm   /   Blog, Lean

G U E S T  A R T I C L E I am thrilled and honored to have been selected to receive a Shingo Publication Award for The Lean CEO at the 2019 Shingo Conference in Cincinnati. The occasion has caused me to reflect on Lean, and my own involvement with it. This reflection […]

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Ten Commandments of Lean

Posted: May 13, 2018 at 4:08 pm   /   Blog, Lean

G U E S T  A R T I C L E   View Online About the author: Jun Nakamuro Jun Nakamuro is an officially endorsed coach I Taichi Ohno’s (PEC) method of TPS and Kaizen and a senior executive coach from the Washington area. He has a complete understanding of the Toyota Production System […]

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Lean Reasoning: A Fresh Look at Quality Control

Posted: April 22, 2018 at 12:35 pm   /   Blog, Lean

G U E S T  A R T I C L E Learning something really new is rare because it means challenging deeper assumptions and mental models. For instance, in our latest book, The Lean Strategy, Dan Jones, Jacques Chaize, Orry Fiume and I show that the default reasoning path in business is 1/ define […]

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7 Wastes of Lean Manufacturing

Posted: April 14, 2018 at 4:35 pm   /   Blog, Lean

G U E S T  A R T I C L E What Is Waste? There are 7 wastes of lean manufacturing that are commonly referenced.  Before considering these 7 types of waste though, it is important to consider what is meant by the term waste.  Waste can be defined as any activity that consumes […]

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Lean Marketing House

Posted: March 31, 2018 at 12:27 am   /   Blog, Lean

G U E S T  A R T I C L E A few reasons to consider the Lean Marketing House book: Is there a reason to use Lean in Sales and Marketing? Do you have to be practicing Lean in the rest of the company? Is Lean Marketing the same as Agile Marketing? How […]

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LEAN Government Summit in Ottawa January 25, 2018 – Highlights

Posted: February 3, 2018 at 6:00 pm   /   Blog, Lean

F E A T U R E D  A R T I C L E SQ Ottawa Valley Section was proud to attend another successful Lean Government Summit. It was a pleasure to meet and learn along with so many lean enthusiasts. So what stood out for me? LEAN thinking is all about looking for […]

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Strikingly Powerful Transitions to Lean

Posted: May 27, 2017 at 3:04 pm   /   Blog, Lean

G U E S T  A R T I C L E he most effective Lean professionals realize their main job is not to educate in Lean, but rather to affect actual change in their clients. Yet even many of those treat change as if it is a thing to be managed in and of […]

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