Lean Thoughts

A weekly e-newsletter started to keep the members of the Lean Consortium connected and now shared with a larger community of business excellence practitioners.

15
Oct

You are Business because of YOUR Customer !!!

This week’s Issue | 14/10/2019

It is sad to think that simple manners are evaporating especially when it comes to e-mails.  Many personalized e-mails have been acknowledged with radio silence which is very sad instead of a quick .. not interested or I will get back to instead we are …

07
Oct

STANDARD WORK … myths and opportunities

This week’s Issue | 07/10/2019

Standard Work has become a vocal tenant within the Lean community which has then spun off to create Training within Industry. However, Standard Work should be viewed as a “Current Best Practice” and may not be applicable within all levels of your organizations. Read this …

30
Sep

Design for De Manufacturing

This week’s Issue | 30/09/2019

We know that Change is Constant but in some cases Change is something old just re-invented.  But subtle over time is the change in Paradigms and we are now seeing an increasing amount of change within Social Paradigms … some good, some ridiculous and some …

23
Sep

Find the PULSE … AND CONTROL IT

This week’s Issue | 23/09/2019

When you are a Lean Practitioner you never just observe an operation you are always looking for process.  So this week I found myself attending our local hospital emergency room and indeed process exists.  Imagine being in an environment where you have absolutely no idea …