A selection of highlighted blog posts from Lean bloggers from the month of February, 2011. You can also view the previous monthly Lean Roundups here.
Lean Office: 5s in Action! – JC Gatlin shares some lean office example in 5S that everyone can benefit from.
Let's have a meeting to kill meetings – Bryan Zeigler offers some tips on improving meetings and a 5 why analysis with countermeasures on the purpose of a production meeting.
Leading Indicators – Bruce Hamilton shares some leading indicators that an organization has a systemic issue with quality improvement.
Pathway to Creating a "Lean Culture" – Tracey Richardson explains a means to implement Lean by separating the people side from the tool side of Lean.
What happened to materials management? – Bill Waddell explores the negative impact on supply chain from forecasting and the need to bring in Lean thinking.
The Leadership Advantage - Brad Schultz explains three key competencies for leadership in a Lean environment.
Toyota's Response Demonstrate the Toyota Way at its Best – Jeffery Liker reviews the recent
recall crisis and explains what they did well. Toyota
Lean Mindsets for Healthcare – Mark Graban explains the thinking needed in Healthcare in a Lean environment which basically defines Lean itself.
Does Technology Actually Provide "Solutions"? – Brian Buck shares some points to consider when looking a technology driven solutions.
Lean Six Sigma and Business as Usual – Pete Abilla explains how kaizen can be business as usual.
Going to Gemba – Pascal Dennis explains how leaders can make more time to go to the Gemba.
What does the word "Lean" mean to you or your Company? – Tracey Richardson explains in her own words what Lean means.
The 8th Waste is a Waste – Matt Wrye talks about the eight waste in terms of respect for people by engaging your work force.
3 Questions to Add to Your Change Management Toolkit – Liz Guthridge says to ask What?, So What?, and What Next? to improve your communication planning and effectiveness.
Everyday Lean: Find the Answer Not the Blame – Susie Sterling talks about the necessary mindset that we never know enough and we must continuously learn.
How Your Employee Performance Management Practices can Benefit from and Contribute to a Lean Culture – Sean Conrad writes about leveraging lean thinking principles in your performance review process can support your Lean culture.
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