Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Lean Roundup #70 – March, 2015

A selection of highlighted blog posts from Lean bloggers from the month of March, 2015.  You can also view the previous monthly Lean Roundups here.

A TALE OF TWO SITES – Mark Rosenthal shares a story of two conversing sites where improvement is implemented to portray the importance of how over who implements.

If you set everything on fire, you won’t have enough firefighters – George R. says crisis management is counterproductive and requires further prioritization.

Reflections on Deploying Improvement Strategies – Pascal Dennis discusses how to deploy a strategy of improvement.

Lean Leadership Lessons from William T. Sherman – Jon Miller summarized leadership lesson from a book about the Civil War General William Tecumseh Sherman.

Want Lean to Succeed? Stop Focusing on Waste! – Gregg Stocker says targeting waste at the outset misses the point by attempting to skip the learning that is absolutely necessary for sustainable improvement.

Improve More than Processes – A People Development Opportunity – Janet Dozier says process improvement has a dual purpose if done properly.

Empowering the Workforce Using Visual Management - Steve Taninecz talks about involving people who do the work in improvement by sharing information.

"Lean Thinking" in NASCAR- if you look close enough it's everywhere you GO !! – Tracey Richardson shares Lean thinking examples from a trip to the Daytona 500.

10 Ways that Lean Respects & Supports Healthcare Staff – Mark Graban shares 10 ways respect for people supports healthcare in a practical sense.

Teaching, Training, Coaching: Is There a Difference? – Michael Baudin describes the distinction between coach and trainer.

Pushin’ the rock uphill – Bill Waddell discusses the lack of alignment around strategic objectives.

Reprise - How Do We Learn? – Pascal Dennis explains the talent is acquired by practicing in a particular way.

The Value of Less – Steve Kane says limiting production could be an important part of providing value to the customer in other ways.

How to be Lean – Jon Miller takes a stab at answering this question of “how to be lean” by offering three broad actions.

One Man’s Lean Journey: Safety First. What It Truly Means – Matt Wrye shares experience of combining Lean Thinking and safety consciousness.

Deming's Influence on Lean – Gregg Stocker discusses Deming’s contribution to Lean Thinking especially his System of Profound Knowledge.

Coaching Leaders – Bob Emiliani talks about coaching leaders for Lean implementation and wiliness to learn.

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