Practical Tips for your Lean Journey
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Visual Management of Focused Teams using a Whiteboard

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How do you help maintain focus on your team's highest priorities? Here is a Visual Management example and three key rules to achieve success.
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Get out of your Comfort Zone!

Get out of your Comfort Zone! | Practical Tips for your Lean Journey | Scoop.it
In my past life, I was an elite level triathlete. The Ironman type. Over that period of my life I finished 12 Ironman races, 5 of which at the World Championships in Hawaii. Throughout my triathlon career I learned many things physiologically and psychologically. But if there was one thing I would attribute my success …
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On your Lean Journey here are Five Tips to Engage!

On your Lean Journey here are Five Tips to Engage! | Practical Tips for your Lean Journey | Scoop.it
Our personal Lean Journeys are filled with new treasures as we explore and learn. In order to behold many of these treasures we need to learn to engage!
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A3 Thinking on a Whiteboard for Finding Root Causes

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Here's how to conduct A3 Problem Solving in a group setting - at a whiteboard
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Need to Reduce Costs? Look no Further...

This week I visited a manufacturing company who decided to do something admirable. They invited nearly all their suppliers to go to the gemba and see the production line first hand in order to understand how their components were used in the final assembly. This action was driven by the company’s desire to reduce costs …
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Gemba: "Breaking the Suction" with your Chair

I have had the opportunity to design a 100,000 square foot manufacturing facility from a clean slate, working with the architect and contractors hand in hand to plan exactly what the company had desired. During the planning process, one of the decisions to make was how to best balance available space between production areas and …
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Here is a Magic Question for your Lean Journey

Here is a Magic Question for your Lean Journey | Practical Tips for your Lean Journey | Scoop.it
Don’t be afraid of embracing the feeling that you are pulling levers in dark rooms. A Lean journey is about asking the right questions...
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Lean Stand-Up Meeting: Get Ready for Action!

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Many Lean focused organizations adopt some sort of daily stand-up meeting. Here I am presenting a format well suited for cross functional team meetings.
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