Sharing how the world is making things better through lean thinking and practice.
Why Lean Remains a Superior Business Model and Way of Thinking
The lean business model offers an alternative to conventional thinking that enables organizations to gain a competitive advantage by being better than competitors at meeting customers’ needs. Here’s how.Read article
Ask Art: Why Are the Four Lean Fundamentals So Important for Making a Conversion to Lean?
A review of the core lean elements reveals how — and why — lean management leads to higher enterprise performance.Read article
Understanding the Many Facets of ‘the A3’
A review of the many ways lean practitioners refer to this core lean practice reveals its versatility — and why it plays an essential role in cultivating an organization’s lean thinking and culture.Read article
Product & Process Development
12 Wastes of Product & Process Development
The wastes found in manufacturing are well known and relatively visible. But as you move upstream into the very different realm of product development, wastes become harder to see but are just as prevalent. This list of a “dirty dozen” PD wastes, courtesy of Katrina Appell and John Drogosz, will open your eyes.Read article