Take a look below for some of our favorite recent lean articles from around the web. Do you have any favorites to share? Leave us a link in a comment!
1. The Next Layer of Lean Manufacturing, by Thomas R. Cutler of QualityDigest
Could you imagine living in a world without forklifts in manufacturing plants? Caterpillar, Honda, Kia, and Aramark have already seen major savings from this approach in their own plants, and now QualityDigest sees this as the future of lean manufacturing. Find out more.
2. Do agile certifications mean anything? by Sharon Florentine of CIO
"Agile certifications aim to provide a meaningful way to benchmark software development skills and process and/or product management," writes Sharon Florentine. "But are they really meaningless credentials that provide no value?" Read Florentine's article to hear her thoughts.
3. 2015 IW Best Plants Winner: Lean Thinking in Action at ATS Corp., by Travis Hessman of IndustryWeek
Thanks in part to a custom-designed lean training program based on Jim Womack's lean thinking model, Applied Technical Services of Everett, Wash. was bestowed with IndustryWeek's 2015 "Best Plants" distinction. Read this insightful story of their noted transformation, from chaos to continuous improvement.