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.



This week’s Issue | 03/08/2020

In many cases to implement effective change requires a burning platform.  In the case of Covid this burning platform has inspired many inspirations of innovation to protect consumers and fellow employees.  Since we are unsure about the longevity or sustainability of Covid defenses we need …


No Counting

This week’s Issue | 20/07/2020

In many cases Covid has thrown a wrench into Standardized Work … Tasks have been re-sequenced, tasks have been dropped and then new tasks have been added not to mention that many people have self-isolated which places you in very close and constant environment with …


PUSH or PULL Lean Implementation

This week’s Issue | 13/07/2020

You already have the Product, Service or Technology which forms the base of your company brand but now you have the unique opportunity to review, enhance or reset your processes and your Lean journey .. thanks to Covid … WHAT AN OPPORTUNITY !!!   Your people …


30 Inch View — you cannot LEAD by DOING !!

This week’s Issue | 06/07/2020

Living with Covid has meant traditional processes are being constantly modified then adjusted as everyone attempt to make life feel as normal as possible or at least how they remember normal … but in some cases these new process changes are actually wonderful new experiences …