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.


Visible Preventable Management

This week’s Issue | 29/01/2018

By now everyone is back into the groove … so the chance for errors increases.  This week we review the power of using TPM to avoid silly mistakes.

I wanted to share with you the following story that I found recently … just to give


Management of Customer Demand

This week’s Issue | 15/01/2018

Organizations are constantly looking for ways to manage customer demand … which is typically done through the utilization of a forecast which we know is either wrong or someone got lucky.  Hence the need for organizations to insure that their processes are agile and flexible.


Emotional Attachment creates Employee Engagement

This week’s Issue | 15/01/2018

Here in Ontario they have raised the minimum wage from $11.60 to $14.00 per hour.  Many retailers are stating that this increase will likely force them out of business in spite of raising prices.  However to very large part most retail operations are not efficient


Delivery Routes

This week’s Issue | 08/01/2018

To open 2018 we had the opportunity to visit New York City and present a Lean Overview to some interested attendees … unfortunately our presentation coincided with the onslaught of a winter storm so our audience was Lean … but those that did indeed make