Off the shop floor, the distinctions between material and information flows often blurs. Here are nine suggestions from LEI author John Shook for adapting the mapping tool.
Lean Enterprise Institute Founder Jim Womack, who led the MIT research team that coined the term “lean production,” shares his slides from his "Lean Counting" keynote at the Lean Accounting Summit conference, Sept. 14-16, 2011. Womack said lean counting was the least amount of counting because from the customer's viewpoint counting doesn't add value to products or services.
For a deeper dive:The Lean Accounting Workshop gives you the logic, key principles, and a proven methodology to create a complete lean accounting system that accurately reflects the benefits of the lean transformation. This workshop is not an academic exercise. It's based on the successful lean accounting transformation performed by The Wiremold Company and it is taught by Orest Fiume, Wiremold's vice president of finance, during the transformation.
Author and management expert James Womack talks with The Leaning Edge about the state of lean management and what’s new in his latest book, the expanded edition of Gemba Walks.
Wired.com identifies three fundamental lean startup principles that should be adopted by any organization, whether a tiny startup or whopping industry leader.
Trainer Tracey Richardson explains how four deep principles reveal how lean thinking applies to any organization.
At its core, lean is about learning. To be effective at lean, we must be able to learn collaboratively with others. Collaboration looks very different depending on the relationships and number of players involved. Here are five ways you can learn collaboratively with others to advance your lean transformation efforts.