In October, I had the privilege of speaking and participating in two conferences. One was the Blue Ridge Conference on Leadership – http://www.blueridgeleadership.com/
The other was the Third Annual Nuclear Construction Summit –…Continue
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Excellent companies share several characteristics, particularly in the development of standards. Spear & Bowen (1999) described how Toyota defines clearly their standards, including content, sequence, timing, and outcomes.
When companies have problems with following standardized…
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A recent LeanCor newsletter discussed the seven main business activities that drive cash flow. Let’s see how each of these…
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Auburn Technical Assistance Center (ATAC) kicked off a several months-long training and assistance program this morning (Oct. 19) teaching Lean Continuous Improvement to the cities of Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, Foley, and Baldwin County in south Alabama.
ATAC is facilitating this program jointly…Continue
Added by Mitch Emmons on October 19, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments
As our understanding of lean matured, we realized the importance of creating a problem solving culture. In spite of our efforts, we sometimes see our problem solving efforts falter. Sam McNair (2011) proposed six reasons why root cause failure analysis (RCFA) efforts fail. His six reasons are listed below along with my comments for each.
1. RCFA is treated as a tool when it is really a process– We need to make it a normal part of our daily work instead of a special event. …Continue
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Last week we learned of the unfortunate, and untimely, death of former Apple, Inc. CEO Steve Jobs. Mr. Jobs had until a few weeks prior to his death been at the head of one of the most influential tech companies of our generation. Jobs was personally responsible for or oversaw the development of a number of products that turned the fortunes of Apple around from its near demise in 1998. What is just as impressive is the talent waiting in the wings to take the company forward when Jobs would…Continue
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