Archive for January, 2014


Cycle Time and Throughput

This week’s Issue | 20/01/2014 We finally were able to deploy a Lean Methodology identified early last year.  It was supposed to be a quick job that for various reasons just seemed to lag along ... but finally a breakthrough results has been achieved and new starting point of improvement created.  As in many Lean Method Deployments organizations get confused about the terms of Cycle Time and Throughput.  Although you want to constantly focus on reducing your cycle


Things SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE Do Differently

This week’s Issue | 12/01/2013 We love creating single-piece-flow cells ... it is amazing how they can increase productivity ... so we truly enjoyed the opportunity to work with a team in Nashville in a workshop of realization.  Cells seem simple but you still need to wade through the evolution of observation, work break-down analysis and finally design.   During the exercise one of the team members shared an article about Things Successful People do Different .. so that


Lean Observation Sheet

This week’s Issue | 06/01/2013 My father sent me a link to a You Tube video that had some powerful wording ... it stated that you have been given a box called 2014 ... it is now up to you to fill the box in the coming year ... so what are you going to put into your box?  What kind of memories will you create?  What people will you help blossom? How are you going to make