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Greening Up the Gemba
Author: Tim Kane
Summary
Media Format: Articles
Publish Date: 4/18/2014
Lean practitioner Tim Kane shares a story of lean-meets-green thinking and collaborative problem solving... with a little help from the Muppets.
Veteran Supply Chain Managers Drive Lean Systems Thinking in SoCal
Author: Bob Bennett
Summary
Media Format: Articles
Publish Date: 4/17/2014
Lean coach and 29 year Toyota veteran Bob Bennett tells us what supply chain management professionals are thinking about in the realm of lean systems thinking.
Mura, Muri, Muda in the Kitchen
Author: Emmanuel Jallas
Summary
Media Format: Articles
Publish Date: 4/16/2014
Emmanuel Jallas demonstrates variation, overburden, and waste through the simple/not-so-simple challenge of breaking an egg.
Game On! Maybe Lean Can Be Fun
Author: Lory Moniz
Summary
Media Format: Articles
Publish Date: 4/15/2014
Lean is counterintuitive for most of us, and learning a new way of working at all is just challenging, no matter what. What do we do? LEI graphic designer Lory Moniz suggests playing more games if we want to get serious about lean learning.
Ask Art: How Do We Prevent Backsliding?
Author: Art Byrne
Summary
Media Format: Articles
Publish Date: 4/11/2014
Backsliding is inevitable. "The key is to anticipate the backslide and take early, aggressive, organized steps to prevent it from happening before it starts," writes former Wiremold executive Art Byrne.
John Shook to Address Fellow Systems Thinkers at LEAN UX NYC
Author: Lex Schroeder
Summary
Media Format: Articles
Publish Date: 4/10/2014
Today kicks off day 1 of the LEAN UX NYC conference. Learn more about this gathering of systems thinkers, lean practitioners, and user design professionals and follow John Shook's keynote at #LeanUX14 on Twitter.
What is the worst mistake you’ve made on the gemba?
Author: Ballé, Michael
Summary
Media Format: eLetters
Publish Date: 4/10/2014

Dear Gemba Coach,

What is the worst mistake you’ve made on the gemba?

Lean Talks: Learning Proactive Versus Reactive Management
Author: Brenda Kenefick
Summary
Media Format: Articles
Publish Date: 4/9/2014
At our Summit, lean practitioners shared stories of meaningful organizational change in about 10 minutes or less. Here's a powerful story from Brenda Kenefick, change agent at University Health Network in Toronto.
Are You Making Enough Mistakes?
Author: Boaz Tamir
Summary
Media Format: Articles
Publish Date: 4/8/2014
How comfortable are you making mistakes? Do you make it safe for your team members to make mistakes? Boaz Tamir, Founder of Israel Lean Enterprise Institute, reflects on these questions and more after learning about Menlo Innovations' unique organizational culture.
Improvement for the Sake of Improvement Means Nothing
Author: Dave LaHote
Summary
Media Format: Articles
Publish Date: 4/4/2014
"We need to dig deep to understand why we do what we do and question whether it really provides value to anyone." Read the story of how one company found itself trying to improve a process that shouldn't have existed in the first place.