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Furniture Company Invests in Lean Principles

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Furniture Company Invests in Lean Principles How often do you see a  news article with a title like this? I find it exciting to see a news report about a U.S. company investing in its future by upgrading their facility. This is incredibly bold of them, especially in a down economy, when all you usually read in the […]

Lean Manufacturing Innovation Award Winner

Lean Manufacturing Innovation Award Winner

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There Europeans have created a new lean manufacturing award to recognize companies that are demonstrating their use of innovation to create growth and jobs. The first lean manufacturing innovation award winner is Brillopak, which is a packaging company in the UK. Yes, that’s right, a packaging company. Lean principles can and are being applied and […]

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Is Your Business Satisfying Customer Needs?

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The purpose of this article is to get you to ask this question: “Is your business satisfying customer needs?” This seems like a pretty straightforward question. However, it is not always that easy to get a straight-forward answer. Most business owners will tell you that they are “definitely satisfying their customer needs.” How do they know […]

What is a Lean Process?

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One of the questions that I receive in my email inbox more than any other is “What is a Lean Process?” You would think that everyone would know the answer to this question, especially when we are living in the 21st century. It makes you wonder where these people that ask me this question have […]

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Lean Certification!

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Is Lean Certification Really Necessary? Dispelling 3 myths about Lean Certification! I received a call the other day from someone enquiring about Lean Certification. He told me that he wanted to sign up for my Lean Certification training course. I asked why he was doing this. What was his motivation for obtaining lean certification? He […]

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Lean Management

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Does Lean Management increase profits? How Lean Management is using a new cost model to stay ahead of their competitors! In this article, I want to take a look at the advantages of lean management and its effect on any business. There is a direct correlation between the style of management and the success of […]

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3 Critical Questions about Lean Principles!

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Answer these 3 critical questions before trying to implement lean principles into any type of business. If a company can’t answer these three simple questions about how they plan to use lean principles they are doomed to failure! The most common question I am asked is “What is the best way to implement lean principles […]

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What to do before implementing Lean Concepts!

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5 things to know prior to making use of Lean Concepts! Ignore these and your lean concepts will be nothing but dreams! Changing any enterprise into a Lean Business may be a daunting job if the person participating in the project does not have the knowledge and experience of lean concepts to grasp what needs […]

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Workplace Organization!

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Why is Workplace Organization or 5S so important? Can 5S help you to find what you need to do your job in 30 seconds or less? Workplace Organization is a combination of two lean techniques, 5S and Visual Management. When implemented as part of a lean program it can help any organization to reduce the […]

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Which first, People elimination or Problem elimination?

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It’s a toss up between – Mean thinking or Lean thinking! Lean thinking is the way of a progressive CEO! I am often asked why it is necessary for a business to adopt lean thinking! Well, it’s will allow an organization to train its employees about Lean principles and to apply them into their business practices. A business […]

 
 
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