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'Twas the Night Before Kaizen

by Joshua Rapoza
December 19, 2014

'Twas the Night Before Kaizen

by Joshua Rapoza
December 19, 2014 | Comments (2)

If lean elves wrote 'Twas the Night Before Christmas... (How would you finish this version?)

 

'Twas the night before kaizen, and all through the line

Elves were all working, just making takt time.

Visual boards were hung on the wall with great care,

With hopes that team leaders soon would also be there.

New elves asked questions, wondering whatever to expect

While targets and specs bounced 'round in their heads

And boss in his grandpa jeans, me in my Red Sox cap,

Had just sat down to reworking that value stream map

When out of the blue arose such a clatter! 

I raced to the line to see what was the matter

Away to the andon I flew like a flash!

Observed the work closely, explored each defect

Asking question by question, and showing respect...


Merry Christmas and happy holidays from all of us at The Lean Enterprise Institute!

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Mark Graban December 19, 2014
Very well done!
A few years back, I had a friend record "Gemba Claus is Comin' to Town" for me... listen here:
http://www.leanblog.org/2014/12/happy-holidays-from-mark-graban-leanblog-org/


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Frank Sabala December 19, 2014
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Merry Christmas, peace on Earth, and good toward all.

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