Category Archives: Make Your Business Lean

Are Lean Japan Tours Worth It?

Lean Japan Tours, or lean trips to Japan, are becoming more popular. Does going to the gemba today mean going to Japan? Some have mixed feelings. Mark Graban, in his lean blog questions if it’s necessary to travel all that distance, the expense, and time. I have not gone on any of these trips and cannot recommend any of them. So what does it mean to go to Japan to see lean? Continue reading Are Lean Japan Tours Worth It?

What Are 10 Reasons to Use a Lean Kanban System?

Why should you implement 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? A kanban is system of signals used in lean to balance the flow of work, materials, and people to get a job done. Kanbans are used within agile software development, manufacturing, service deployment, construction, and just about anywhere people are implementing lean systems. Continue reading What Are 10 Reasons to Use a Lean Kanban System?