June 24, 2020
Heroes legends

What Are Common Misconceptions About Lean?

True, lean is rooted in manufacturing. It's not just for manufacturing any more, though.
June 14, 2020
Lean Consulting Training

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?
May 29, 2020
Lean VSM Process Mapping

What is Lean Process Improvement?

Lean Thinking is about a mindset, a way of viewing the world. It about focus, removing waste, and increasing customer value.
May 25, 2020
Lean ISO Quality

What Is a Lean ISO 9001 System?

Any document that helps your company meet its goals and provides effective and efficient operations is needed.
April 8, 2020
ix Sigma Lean

What are the Similarities and Differences between Lean and Six Sigma?

It may be when Lean and Six Sigma are used in combination that companies will see the biggest, longest lasting payoffs.
October 3, 2019
Improvement Opportunities

How to Find Improvement Opportunities

Once you've implemented lean thinking and a value stream map, what's the next step? Learn how to put it all together to select improvement opportunities.
July 11, 2019
Lean Consulting Training

What Is Lean Thinking?

Lean Thinking is a mindset, it is about focus, removing waste, and increasing customer value. Lean is about smooth process flows, doing only those activities that add customer value and eliminating all other activities that don't.
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?