July 30, 2015

What Is Lean Product Development?

I like to think that you can apply lean to anything, and product development is no exception. Yet, product development is different than manufacturing, so the application of lean is different.  Manufacturing is about reducing variability to zero to create exact replicas. Product development is about increasing variability enough to overcome your barriers to greatness – i.e. thinking outside the box. Design is the opposite of manufacturing in the application of lean. So, what is lean product development?
July 30, 2015

How Far Are You on Your Lean Journey?

Lean is a journey. If you’re like most companies, your lean journey starts with something simple like a 5-S program and then moves on to more difficult lean tools like analyzing your value streams and then eventually reorganizing your whole supply chain. This is all great stuff but when are you done?
July 14, 2014

What Does Lean Process Improvement Mean?

Lean Thinking is about a mindset, a way of viewing the world. It about focus, removing waste, and increasing customer value.
November 13, 2013

What Are the Benefits of Lean 5S?

Use 5S as it was intended and you'll have increased success and a satisfied workforce.
November 1, 2013

Are Lean Japan Tours Worth It?

Lean Japan Tours or lean trips to japan are becoming more popular. So what does it mean to go to Japan to see lean?
September 30, 2013

What Are 10 Reasons to Use a Lean Kanban System?

How can you beat a simplified production system that costs less, satisfies customers more, and takes the headaches out of management?
July 12, 2013

How Are Lean and Six Sigma Similar?

It may be when Lean and Six Sigma are used in combination that companies will see the biggest, longest lasting payoffs.
June 22, 2013

What Is Lean Accounting?

You can't really implement lean thinking in any organization without lean accounting.
June 12, 2013

How to Implement Lean Thinking

Many people have attended Lean training to learn the proper tools. But one question remains for many ƒ?? how or where do you start to implement lean thinking?