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.


Break the Paridigm

This week’s Issue | 21/05/2018

You have heard the expression “Innovate or Evaporate” so inspired by watching a show on TV recently stimulated this week’s newsletter.

See what I watched https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QixutorIyb8


Industry 4.0 — logistics

This week’s Issue | 14/05/2018

This week we continue our discussion about Industry 4.0 but delve into logistics. My fear is that companies will look to enhance I4.0 within their factory walls but will fail to apply it throughout the entire value stream … where the real money savings exist.


Industry 4.0

This week’s Issue | 07/05/2018

With so much data now available coming from so many sources it can become a challenge on how to manage this data or have it consolidated into a single dashboard.  We are facing a similar challenge within the Digital Manor as we have utilized diverse


Are you really observing during a “Waste Walk”?

This week’s Issue | 30/04/2018

“Waste Walks” have become a popular topic within the Lean community … basically since it forces leaders to leave their desks and migrate to the Gemba (where work actually happens) and hopefully make some solid observations and suggest improvements … but are they really observing