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Small Chart, Big Impact: How a Simple Spaghetti Chart Led
to Huge Wins at Thrustmaster of Texas
Sometimes the simplest lean concepts can make all the difference in ensuring a successful transformation. Marine-propulsion manufacturer Thrustmaster of Texas found this out after creating a spaghetti diagram to reveal possible waste in an assembly plant. Their findings were staggering - read more.
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Lean Education
Reach the Next Level of Lean Practice in 2016

Lean Management System: Make lean principles mesh to create a continuous improvement system. Feb.16, at LEI.


People Systems--A Component of the Lean Management System: Align HR practices with expected lean behaviors. Feb. 17-18, at LEI.


Lean Supply Chain & Distribution: See lean methods in action at an operating warehouse/supply chain center; 2 unique sessions, Cincinnati, Feb 23-26.

Lean Bookstore
book coverNew Teaching Tool for Lean Teams

Just published! The Gold Mine Trilogy Study Guide supports, challenges, and facilitates your teams along the "way to lean" implementation path revealed in the trilogy of lean novels by Michael and Freddy Ballé.


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Knowledge Center
Why Your Lean Journey Needs a Self-Evaluation

Every organization on a lean journey needs to occasionally step back and evaluate where they are, where they have gaps in performance, and what steps they can take to close those gaps and achieve their goals.


Read this new story to discover how.

Improvement/Coaching Kata Improvement Kata
& Coaching Kata

Kata Puts the "Continuous" in Continuous Improvement

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Gemba Coach
How do I convince management to run to takt time, not as fast as possible?
Michael Ballé Dear Gemba Coach I have always struggled with convincing management about the importance of running to takt time, since the mindset is typically run as fast as possible.  How would you address this issue with management?
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Lean Logistics and Supply Chains

You need 8 guiding principles to turn sluggish supply “chains" into swift flowing lean fulfillment “streams." Discover the 8 and how to use them. Listen to the webinar with Robert Martichenko, CEO, LeanCor, and Kevin von Grabe, vice president.

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