Monday, November 2, 2015

Lean Roundup #77 – October, 2015

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

Standardization Doesn’t Stamp Out Creativity – John Hunter says that reducing variation and using standardization doesn’t mean everyone has to be the same and creativity is stamped out.

About Obeyas ("Big Rooms") – Michel Baudin explains the concept of obeya and how it can be used.

Start with the first small step – Patricia Kramer talks about enlisting participation in culture change by engaging the front line.

Throwback Thursday: #Lean Equipment and a Lean Layout Isn’t Enough – Mark Graban says you can’t just copy a Lean layout without also changing the way you work.

Toolkits or Aids to Knowledge and Creativity? – Jon Miller talks about the use of Lean tools with the intent to build knowledge about the people, process and products.

6 Alternatives To Hiring To Address Work Demand – Marci Reynolds shares 6 alternatives to hiring that will address your changes in work demand.

Discovering the Inner Merton – Kevin Meyer discusses how Merton’s thoughts on learning, experience, connections, and relationships applies to Lean.

Improvement Through Personal Fulfillment – Steve Kane talks about how to help people have meaningful and fulfilling lives.

Accountability is not a four letter word! – Claudia French explains how standard work can take the fear out of accountability.

Want to be Lean? Better Bring Your Fish Finder! - Paul Critchley says you don’t have to lower the inventory to see the waste and make improvements.

Teaching Students How to Use Better Management Practices – John Hunter discusses teaching the quality tools in combination with critical thinking as a powerful approach. Standardization Doesn’t Stamp Out Creativity – Michel Baudin comments on standardization but adds that it shouldn’t replace thinking.

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