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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

5th Anniversary of A Lean Journey Blog

Today marks the 5th anniversary of A Lean Journey Blog and as tradition here each year I take the opportunity to reflect. The act of "self-reflection" is called Hansei is Japanese. It is the practice of continuous improvement that consists of looking back and thinking about how a process can be improved.

I’d like to think that I turned my naive endeavor to share learning along my own journey into a successful contribution in the Lean community. As I have said before this labor of love has been a tremendous learning process both from the great fans and other colleagues online that I exchange with and from the process of distilling my own learning with you.

I love statistics, so with this milestone, here are some numbers from the blog:

Total Posts: 1001 (see my 1000th post)

Most read post:  DOWNTIME and the Eight Wastes (with over 18,000 views)

Number of countries/territories who have visited this blog:  209

Top 3 Countries with the most views:
  1. U.S.A.
  2. United Kingdom
  3. Canada

Total views:  Over 580,000 and climbing

Unique visits: Over 425,000

Total comments:  Over 1,500

Total Facebook Fans: Over 1,000

Total Twiter Followers: Over 2,200

LinkedIn Members: Over 800

Top 5 posts this past year:
  1. Top 10 Reason Why Lean Transformation Fails
  2. The Right Order of MUDA, MURA and MURI
  3. Lean Leadership Lessons We Can Learn From Geese
  4. Poka Yoke: Mistake Proofing to Reduce Errors
  5. Visual Management, A Status At A Glance

I would like to thank all the visitors and contributors to A Lean Journey Blog this past year.  It has been a successful Journey this past year. Please, share your feedback so that A Lean Journey can be even more successful next year.

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