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Learn the core lean principles
Short introductions to the key concepts of Lean
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December 10, 2019
"Get out of the office is one of the underlying principles of Lean" With the consistent hiring, firing and the
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December 4, 2019
"Make sure technology has been thoroughly tested and that it serves the people and the process." With technology advancing so fast, evaluating the
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December 3, 2019
"Make sure you can understand what is going on within 3-seconds." One of the principles we follow during all our
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November 28, 2019
"Standardise what you do to create the space you need to change what you do." If you and your team
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November 27, 2019
"Garbage in ... Garbage out" Lean is about stopping and fixing issues when they go wrong: quickly and consistently, everytime.
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November 7, 2019
So What Are the Ten Benefits of Lean Six Sigma Certificate?   When it comes to professional development, the world
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November 1, 2019
The Harvard Business Review  (Sept-October 2017) has been sitting underneath the coffee table in the lounge for far too long
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October 21, 2019
A plan is what, a schedule is when. It takes both a plan and a schedule to get things done.”
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October 14, 2019
"All too often, we overproduce - We simply do more than is necessary." All too often, we overproduce. We do
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October 9, 2019
“Make a continuous process flow to surface issues” A great example of the difference between batch and flow is the difference
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October 9, 2019
"Base your decisions on a long term goals, rather than short term gains.” Staying true to your long term goals
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October 3, 2019
“Don’t look with your eyes, look with your feet” - Taiichi Ohno You can’t make the right decisions from the
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October 2, 2019
"Stop escalating. Make decisions at the lowest level of your organization as possible." Identifying what the customer values is so
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October 1, 2019
"Ask yourself - Would the customer be willing to pay for what you are doing right now?" Identifying what the
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September 30, 2019
"One of the biggest impacts on our ability to achieve our goals is our environment." Creating the right environment to
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September 27, 2019
"Stopping what doesn't add value is the quickest way to start improving." At the core of #Lean is the idea
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September 26, 2019
"Don't stigmitise failure - treat it as an opportunity to learn." All too often organisations who are trying to change
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September 25, 2019
"Learn to hear and then ignore the NOISE so that you can focus on what will make a difference." Learning
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September 24, 2019
"Change can only begin when you admit you don't know everything." Behind each change is an admission that there may
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September 19, 2019
Learning to balance growth, risk and a long supply chain can be quite a challenge with startups who need to
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April 23, 2019
How much of your life is spent being busy? Ever feel as if between work and home life there is
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March 18, 2019
The Pareto principle is one of the simplest ways to improve your business results and your thinking. It simply states
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March 9, 2019
Best Lean Six Sigma Study Books   Today you can find a large selection of books targetting Lean Six Certifications
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December 19, 2018
Some of the best minds in the world are designing ways to keep you addicted to your phone. They do
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November 25, 2018
Every morning I used to come into work, take off my jacket and immediately crowd around the performance boards for
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October 25, 2018
So what is the difference between Lean & Six Sigma? So what actually do we mean by Lean Six Sigma?
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October 24, 2018
So what are the business benefits of Lean Six Sigma?   Lean Six Sigma is not particularly new but at
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October 21, 2018
Top recommended books to improve your Lean Thinking This list of books has been pulled together from a mixture of
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October 21, 2018
Top 10 Lean Six Sigma Books   So what is a good book if you want to learn more about
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October 11, 2018
How would you improve the problem statement below? Sales support team operates with X% of Non-Value-Added activities resulting in: -
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October 11, 2018
Many executives face the challenge of knowing that there is a problem, but their organization lacks the talent or numbers
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October 10, 2018
The Kano Analysis Model is definitely not referred to as often as it should be as its one powerhouse tool to
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August 20, 2018
We all talk about efficiency at work and initiatives are started to find "better ways to do things". But often the
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July 13, 2018
One of the most famous and simple problem-solving methodologies introduced by Toyota has become known as the five why's. It's
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June 4, 2018
Culture eats strategy. This well-known truism has been attributed to the management Guru Peter Drucker,* and as Ryan Holiday says in
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April 9, 2018
A nowhere God of no time   Flying insults, unleashing one sided power The almighty sits rubbing contently Remoulding the
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October 16, 2017
Anyone with any degree of Lean training would know "Muda". It is often translated as simply "Waste". In Japanese, waste
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October 8, 2017
I have been working my way through an audio version of "Extreme Ownership" written by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin
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September 22, 2017
In the video Bill Peterson looks at how productivity is impacted in our current organisations. Without time to think, how
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September 19, 2017
I have recently witnessed a whirlwind of well intentioned but disconnected projects that have flooded middle managers in confusion and
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September 4, 2017
When people think about Lean, or Lean Six Sigma, lets be honest, they are imagining intellectual geeks or crazy mathematicians
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July 16, 2017
Talking to someone about improvements is still to this day not easy. It often gets met with the raising of
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