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.


Simplicity of an A3

This week’s Issue | 10/06/2019

This week we are in Quebec working with a client close to Quebec City which has to be one of the most charming cities within North America.  We decided to stay in a Chalet on a small vineyard which has a ton of charm only


Engineer the PROCESS

This week’s Issue | 03/06/2019

Here we are at the beginning of June and I feel like I cannot put away my snow suit just yet. 

Many years ago Mariela created a simulation to train folks about the basics of 5S and when my Sensei came to our house and


problems, Problems … PROBLEMS !!!

This week’s Issue | 27/05/2019

As leaders every day we find pride in solving problems thinking that these activities make our organization better as we inch closer to creating the perfect process.  So this week we explore the situation surrounding problems …. 

Houston we have a problem





This week’s Issue | 12/05/2019

This week Mariela and I spent some time in discussion with David Arkell of 360 Energy.  360 Energy acts as a coach to organizations to better manage their Energy spend and highlight potential opportunities for savings.


As we here in Canada are getting insight