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A Lean Journey · 21h ago

Lean Tips Edition #107 (1606-1620)

For my Facebook fans you already know about this great feature. But for those of you that are not connected to A Lean Journey on Facebook or Twitter I post daily a feature I call Lean Tips. ...
A Lean Journey · 2d ago

The Benefits of Trystorming

A recent fortune cookie fortune reminded me of an important Lean lesson. The fortune says:“The best angle from which to approach any problem is the TRYangle.” I’ve learned at Wiremold, origi...
A Lean Journey · 5d ago

Lean Quote: Spend Time on Root Cause Analysis

On Fridays I will post a Lean related Quote. Throughout our lifetimes many people touch our lives and leave us with words of wisdom. These can both be a source of new learning and also a poi...
A Lean Journey · 1w ago

The Consequences of Not Doing Jidoka

Jidoka is very popular with the product quality inspectors, who check items at the end of the production process. That’s because Jidoka ensures that a defect is identified and corrected imme...
A Lean Journey · 1W ago

Improve Quality Control with Intelligence (Jidoka)

Courtesy of Lean.org There is no room for compromise in Lean when it comes to quality. Jidoka incorporates quality checks into every step of the production process by providing machines and ...
A Lean Journey · 1W ago

Lean Quote: Enjoyment Should Always Be The Goal

On Fridays I will post a Lean related Quote. Throughout our lifetimes many people touch our lives and leave us with words of wisdom. These can both be a source of new learning and also a poi...
A Lean Journey · 2W ago

The Missing M & M

In today's economy many companies are looking for cost savings.  Eliminating muda (waste) is the focus of most lean manufacturing efforts.  But two other M's are just as important to making ...
A Lean Journey · 2W ago

Yokoten, Best Practice Sharing Across Everywhere

Yokoten is a Japanese term that can be roughly translated as "across everywhere." In the Japanese lean system, it is used to mean "best practice sharing." Yokoten, the term Toyota adopted to...
A Lean Journey · 2W ago

Lean Quote: Happiness Is An Attitude

On Fridays I will post a Lean related Quote. Throughout our lifetimes many people touch our lives and leave us with words of wisdom. These can both be a source of new learning and also a poi...
A Lean Journey · 3W ago

Lean Roundup #93 – February, 2017

A selection of highlighted blog posts from Lean bloggers from the month of February, 2017.  You can also view the previous monthly Lean Roundups here. Why Do People Fail to Adopt Better Mana...