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Monday, June 29, 2015

Lean Roundup #73 – June, 2015

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

Which Matters More? Process or Results? – Gregg Stocker explains the relationship between process improvements and results.

P-D Ratios – Bruce Hamilton discusses P-D Ratio, Shingo’s comparison of the time required to Produce a product to the time given by the customer to Deliver the product.

What your Dad can teach you about effective supply chain – Andrew Fernandez shared a list of the top 10 lessons your dad can teach you about supply chain.

All That People Need to Know is Why Their Work is Important – John Hunter discusses extrinsic motivation versus fixing the management system for nurturing performance.

Trust, Accountability, and Where Does the Time Go? – Johanna Rothman explains the need for managers to control less and trust more in agile (empowered) environments.

Why Your Lean and Six Sigma Improvement Efforts Aren’t Driving Better Results | IndustryWeek | John Dyer – Michael Baudin discusses the lack of results from implementing what I would call fake Lean.

Using Lean Tools to Tackle a Strategic Problem - Dave Krebs says linking the Lean effort to a significant strategic goal provides a real and tangible platform for change.

The Need for Training Within Industry [Lessons from the Road] – Jamie Flinchbaugh addresses some of the needs and challenges of Training Within Industry.

What’s Not To Like About Lean? – Bob Emiliani describes how Lean management works for any business and industry.

Doing More with Less: Now is the Time for a Center of Excellence – Eric Green discusses the benefits are to creating a center of excellence to concentrate efforts.

Case Study: VIBCO’s Lean Transformation Journey – Karl Wadensten shares the story of VIBCO’s Lean transformation from the words of their leader.

The Many Benefits of Going to Gemba – Gregg Stocker discusses the cultural importance of going to the place and observing for yourself.

Bootstrap Root Cause Analysis into Your Strategic Thinking – Jon Miller puts both problem solving and strategy development in a common frame of logical thinking.

How Do You Fight A Fire With A Garden Hose? – Steve Kane explains that using your limited resources to protect the surrounding area might be the best course of action.

Knowing What I Know Now… - Jon Miller shares some lessons he learned over the years in a what would you do differently kind of piece.

LinkedIn: Is Your Technology Solving a Problem or Causing New Ones? – Mark Graban discussed the use of technology in continuous improvement and it’s effectiveness.

How to Start Lean? – Paul Akers answers the common question of where do you start which he says is about getting good at continuous improvement.

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