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?
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 21, 2013
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.