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From the Lean Lexicon 5th Edition:
Catchball: see Policy Deployment
Did Red Sox Lean on Lean for World Series Victory?
By: Tom Ehrenfeld | October 30, 2018
For starters (and for that matter, for relievers), this World-Series-winning Red Sox team was simply an outstanding and absurdly talented team from top to bottom. And yet talent only gets you so far. Great teams make one another better, and I think this applied to this group of athletes whose success underscore a few simple Lean principles More »
Isn’t lean just a scam to squeeze teams for more production?
By: Ballé, Michael | May 22, 2017
Dear Gemba Coach: Lean is a scam. People like you who write about “respect” are pushing a smoke screen that allows consultants to just squeeze teams for more production without ever resolving the company’s deeper problems. More »
What are the pitfalls of implementing hoshin kanri?
By: Ballé, Michael | March 28, 2016
Dear Gemba Coach: I’ve heard of hoshin kanri, and I’d really like to try it in my company – what should I keep in mind? More »
Strategy Deployment In Action: One Executive's Perspective - Follow up Q & A
By: Dennis, Pascal and David Brule | June 3, 2009
Articles; Videos and Webinars
Webinar presenters David Brule and Pascal Dennis answer questions from their webinar about strategy deployment on March 12, 2009. More »
For Athletic Shoe Company, the Soul of Lean Management Is Problem Solving
By: Chet Marchwinski | June 24, 2008
Case Studies; Charts, Graphs and Diagrams
When it began a lean transformation in 2003, New Balance, the only athletic shoe manufacturer that still makes some products in the U. S. , focused on using lean tools to improve product flow through its five New England plants to retailers and final customers. Next, with help from the Toyota Supplier Support Center, management began organizing the change effort around problem solving and process improvement to create a culture that would engage the workforce while moving the company to higher level. More »