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A Lean Journey · 1d ago

9 Phases of Cycle Time Reduction

The overriding goal of cycle time reduction is total customer satisfaction. Changes in areas to reduce cycle time should result in improved operation of the cycle, given current resources, t...
A Lean Journey · 4d ago

Lean Quote: Brains, Like Hearts, Go Where They Are Appreciated

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 · 6d ago

Looking at Service in the Terms of Cycle Time

Total Cycle Time is the actual time elapsed from when a customer expresses a need for a product until customer's need is satisfied. It includes all the time spend by managers in directing th...
A Lean Journey · 1W ago

Changing the Culture

The animal kingdom has survived for millions of years on a simple concept: Adapt or disappear. So why do we, the more intelligent of species (big assumption), seem to have such a difficult ...
A Lean Journey · 1W ago

Lean Quote: Just Remember, You Can’t Climb the Ladder of Success With Your Hands in Your Pockets

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

Lean Tips Edition #111 (1666-1680)

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 · 2W ago

Kaizen Mindset: Key Principles of Continuous Improvement

Many business leaders envision lean initiatives as massive endeavors that require long training sessions, big meetings, and complete overhauls. Yet the reality is that some of the most succe...
A Lean Journey · 2W ago

Lean Quote: Managers are the Lynchpin in the Success of Change

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

Operational Discipline Leads to Operational Excellence

Linking your lean journey toward striving for operational excellence should be one of the organization’s key goals.  Operational discipline is the foundation for improving performance and ac...
A Lean Journey · 3W ago

The Importance of Establishing a Shared Vision

In almost any situation there are leaders and there are followers. Both positions are equally important, but to be a leader who makes a difference, you need to be able to see the bigger pict...