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February 2013 Blog Posts (3)

Lean Turnaround - by Art Byrne

Lean Turnaround presents the premise that PRODUCTIVITY = WEALTH – Thus Lean improves VA activity and therefore creates wealth.  Art Byrne presents 3 management principles and 4 Lean fundamentals.

Principle 1 - Lean is the strategy

Improving the  Value Added  activities is the  foundational core of your strategy;  Focus on process not results,  better VA=new strategic options and Lean is a time based growth strategy

Principle 2 - Lead from the…


Added by Hank Czarnecki on February 20, 2013 at 1:50pm — No Comments

Riding a Bike

Riding a bike – Once you learn to ride a bike you never forget - Working in a system is like riding a bike – We pedal faster if needed or slower, turning and braking we just have to manage the system – Now If we had to build a bike how many of us could accomplish this task?? How about building a production system??  Often the questions asked are: Why are there so few examples of great companies? Why do so many Lean implementations fail?? Maybe the question should be why do we expect our…


Added by Hank Czarnecki on February 17, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Standardization the prerequisite for any meaningful improvement…

Were one to distill the advice of Edwards Deming to its essence, it would be “don’t tweak.”  Respond to noise in a non disciplined fashion, and all you do is exacerbate what you meant to improve.  Hence, Statistical Process Control to distinguish real problems from normal fluctuations in repeatable processes and  PDCA cycle  to impose the rigor of the scientific method on change. Of course, Deming was not the first to arrive at this view that discipline in design is a precursor to discipline…


Added by Hank Czarnecki on February 10, 2013 at 6:21pm — No Comments

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