Top Ten Signs Top Management Doesn't Get 5S

Top Ten Signs Top Management Doesn't Get 5S

For some reason, my “Top Ten” articles about senior management not understanding processes they should know always seem to draw more readers. Perhaps readers are curious to know how many of the 10 “signs” they relate to. Here I go again with another Top Ten list; this time it’s about senior management not understanding 5S. […]

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Are You Humble Enough to be a Lean CEO?

Are You Humble Enough to be a Lean CEO?

“Oh Lord, It’s Hard to be Humble … When You’re Perfect in Every Way” Mac Davis If you’ve answered the question with, “Absolutely yes, I am a very humble leader”, you probably are not.  But don’t get me wrong … humility, should not be confused with confidence.  In fact, perhaps the two greatest assets a […]

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Top 10 Signs Your CEO Doesn't Get Lean

Top 10 Signs Your CEO Doesn't Get Lean

Lean training and programs are more popular than ever. Implementing lean strategies is all the rage, but has your CEO really seen the lean light? Use these 10 signs as a gauge to find out. 10. He initiated a brand new lean department. His thinking: Lean is something new. We don’t want to taint it […]

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Dyslexics Wanted

There’s a good chance that 20 percent of the people reading this article have dyslexia. Are you one of them? Are you proud that you have dyslexia? You should be. People with dyslexia typically are smart and creative. I wish I had it. Perhaps then, I would be leading my own huge consulting and training […]

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Lean Quality Documentation Systems

Reprinted with permission of InsideQuality. How did your quality system get so complex and redundant? Many companies established their quality systems after having purchased a software program with a “canned” quality manual and procedures. Software companies try to subliminally sell you the concept “more is better.” Purchasing companies often don’t realize they also purchase a […]

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Lean Six Sigma – An Oxymoron?

Think about it. Who would ever say that the process of training employees and embarking on a Six Sigma program within the company is a Lean effort? After all, the training usually consists of a very long lead time and is very expensive. And yet now, Lean Six Sigma is the catchphrase of the decade […]

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