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.


Implementing a LEAN Journey

This week’s Issue | 22/10/2018

We returned last week from an exciting week in Quebec.  Exciting because we facilitated a “Reflection” meeting at one of our clients.  Several years ago when the journey began we advised them that it typically takes 3 months to train employees to translate performance as


LEAN Implementation observations

This week’s Issue | 15/10/2018

No excuses … this week’s newsletter is a re-print of a previous newsletter.  The Resident Love Goddess and I are in Quebec where the leaves have turned and are in peak colour and we want to spend our time in observation mode.  Enjoy your wonderful


Thoughts to improve Supplier Performance

This week’s Issue | 08/10/2018

Resources are tight and you have too much work to get completed … what do you do?  Get innovative and work with resources you already know (maybe) your suppliers !!   This week we explore ideas on how to get closer to your supply community without


Create a better on boarding process

This week’s Issue | 01/10/2018

It seems that today every organization is looking for people … good people and not surprising in most cases that we have been exposed to up to 90% resign from the organization within 60 days.  Most of you follow and likely have in place processes