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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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5S

5S refers to five related terms, beginning with an S sound, describing workplace practices conducive to visual control and lean production. The five terms in…

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Continuous Flow

Producing and moving one item at a time (or a small and consistent batch of items) through a series of processing steps as continuously as…

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Lean Thinking and Practice

A five-step thought process proposed by Womack and Jones in 1996 to guide managers through a lean transformation. The five principles are: Specify value from…

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Obeya

Obeya in Japanese means simply “big room.” At Toyota it has become a major project-management tool, used especially in product development, to enhance effective and…

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Press Release

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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Lean Enterprise Institute Webinar to Challenge Conventional Thinking about Leadership

Registration is open now for the September 9, 2014, free webinar “How to Lead with Respect.”

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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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Developing Structured Problem-Solving and Leadership Skills using A3 Thinking: Managing to Learn Remotely

Join us for a seven-week learning experience and learn how to use the A3 Methodology to solve important business problems. Optional one-on-one coaching package also…

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Online Live Course

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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 Warehousing and Distribution Operations: Gemba-Based Workshop

Learn how the application of lean principles improves the efficiency, quality, safety, and space utilization of a distribution center.

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Mercedes Benz Parts Distribution Center
Grapevine,Texas

Webinar

Becoming the Change: New Leadership Behavior Strategies for Continuous Improvement in Healthcare

To successfully lead an organizational transformation, you and other leaders must embark on your own personal transformation. The challenge for senior executives is to move…

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Leadership Q&A: Bill Hopkins, Akron Children’s Hospital board member and former vice president, technology/strategic initiatives, at Goodyear

From the LEI senior executive series on lean leadership:Hopkins on why Akron Children’s Hospital leadership decided to implement lean process improvement at all levels and…

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