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Hank Czarnecki's Blog – February 2011 Archive (4)

Disciplined People – Disciplined Thought – Disciplined Action

The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.  ~Vince Lombardi

Jim Collins, Good To Great states: “Sustained great results depend upon building a culture full of self-disciplined people who take disciplined action, fanatically consistent with... the Hedgehog Concept.  (This hedgehog concept reminds me of Deming’s “constancy of purpose” principle. The great companies discriminate…

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Added by Hank Czarnecki on February 22, 2011 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

Practical Problem Solving Form

Download:  Practical%20Problem%20Solving%20Form.xls 

Just thought I would share the form we use for Practical Problem Solving Lean Training -- Hank

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Added by Hank Czarnecki on February 15, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Socratic conversation: Understand the concept gemba walks

Saw this conservation - Not sure of its source but thought it was a great example of coaching-- Hank



What is the purpose for gemba walks?

To sustain improvements and verify systems are working.

Why does your manager need to do a Gemba walk with you?

So that I can show her (manager) how things work and she can evaluate my thought process.

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Added by Hank Czarnecki on February 8, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

Can Your Production System Answer These Questions?

According to Steven Spear, author of the High Velocity Edge & Decoding the DNA of Toyota, the key to Toyota is that every activity must be specified; when evaluating a production system, there are four levels to observe and specific activites in each level.

1.  System Output – Successful day

 

  • How Much
  • Of What
  • Delivered to whom
  • At what time

 

2.  Pathway/Flow Design - Flow of material, information and…

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Added by Hank Czarnecki on February 1, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

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