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Lean Enterprise Institute Publishes 2nd Edition of Seeing the Whole Value Stream with New Examples of Lean Supply Chain Analysis

Download value-stream maps of supply chains from manufacturing and service companies along with excerpts from Seeing the Whole Value Stream at the Lean Enterprise Institute’s…

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The process of switching from the production of one product or part number to another in a machine (e.g., a stamping press or molding machine)…

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A Reflection on Competition

A meta-analysis of research shows that among the three main ways of achieving business goals, collaboration beats competition and individualism a little more than 50%…

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We're Ernie and Tracey Richardson: Ask Us Anything

It's our second "Ask Me Anything" post, this time with lean coaches Tracey and Ernie Richardson. With a combined 54 years of experience at Toyota,…

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Creating a Learning and Improvement Environment in a Virtual World

Mount Sinai Health System Shares its Approach to Adapting Quickly to New Realities.

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CLean and Green: How SunPower Used Lean to Address Sustainability

After years of lean practice, solar-device manufacturer SunPower wanted something more. They wanted to continue their journey of continuous improvement and become a more sustainable…

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14 Principles

John Shook on 14 Principles (not just Deming's and Liker's, either!)

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Mutual Assistance Teamwork

Toshiko Narusawa, co-author with John Shook of Kaizen Express, illustrates Taiichi Ohno’s comparison of workplace teamwork to passing a baton. Ohno, the architect of the…

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Lean Accounting Award Recognizes the Work of an Accounting Professor and Graduate Student

Excellence in Lean Accounting awards for 2010 went to Daniel Harris, a doctoral candidate at the University of Mississippi, and Associate Professor Rosemary Fullerton, Ph.D.,…

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Lean Enterprise Institute Marks Its 15th Anniversary in 2012 with Move to New Offices in Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA

More open space at 215 First St., Suite 300, Cambridge, MA, will facilitate collaborative working and learning.

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Lean Enterprise Institute CEO John Shook Calls for Ending the “Madness” in Supply Chain Strategies

Shook made his recommendations on lean supply chains to authorities on Japan, leading investors, economists, policymakers, and business executives at Bloomberg’s Rebuilding Japan Conference.

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