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.

27
Sep

Seek CADENCE within PROCESS

This week’s Issue | 27/09/2020

Experience, Practice and repetition create muscle memory.  This muscle memory then starts to define a cadence within a process.  The cadence developed will either satisfy a pace required to support customer demand or a rhythm that is comfortable to the individual.   Every process does have …

21
Sep

This week’s Issue | 21/09/2020

You would think with the advent of Covid and with more people working from home that there may be fewer rumors … but most likely they are rampant and could consequently be more harmful to your team and ultimately your business.  This very cool trick …

14
Sep

Spaghetti Diagrams

This week’s Issue | 14/09/2020

The addition of Covid to our lives also means that most of our processes have changed and also those processed surrounding us and impacting our daily lives.   But have we just jumped to solution or have we paused to reflect on the process to insure …

09
Sep

5 Minute — 5S+1 … again

This week’s Issue | 08/09/2020

The majority of people truly enjoy working with a clean and orderly environment but truly do not like a huge task of cleaning.  I have been a true advocate of promoting 5 minute 5S since it can take a huge task and break it down …