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Chaku-Chaku

A method of conducting one-piece flow in a cell where machines unload parts automatically so that the operator (or operators) can carry a part directly…

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Gemba

Gemba (現場) is the Japanese term for “actual place,” often used for the shop floor or any place where value-creating work actually occurs. It is…

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Why You Should Link Your Hoshin Kanri and A3 Management Processes

An organization that integrates a robust long-term-oriented strategy deployment process with a daily management process achieves greater performance gains than an organization with only one…

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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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Changeover

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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Lean Management Book, Gemba Walks, by James Womack Challenges the Prevailing Management System

The latest book from the researcher who led the team that coined “lean production>” explores why lean management is better than the currently dominant management…

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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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14 Principles

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

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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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