A selection of highlighted blog posts from Lean bloggers from the month of December, 2015. You can also view the previous monthly Lean Roundups here.
Did Ohno Miss Something? – Gregg Stocker contends that Ohno’s message was about more than just elimination of waste but should focus on the company’s vision.
Imagine a world without Standardization – Tracey Richardson talks about the importance of standard work with some real world examples we all experience.
Mistake-Proofing Mistakes – Bruce Hamilton shares seven reasons that the tool is not seen to purposeful by team members,
What Poka-Yoke Are And Are Not, And How To Sustain Them – Michel Baudin discusses mistake proofing and how to make it effective.
How Can I Speed Up My Team’s Lean Learning? – Michel Baudin answers a popular question on how to learn Lean faster.
Lean is Dead – Andy Carlino says that Lean as a system has not evolved in recent years and that it is time to rethink our approach.
The Lean Movement’s Strategic Errors – Bob Emiliani discusses the failure of Lean implementations by leaders and why a new focus on Lean Management is coming.
Something Revolutionary Seen as Ordinary – Bob Emiliani says Lean is more about learning to compete instead of avoiding competition.
Culture Change Requires That Leaders Change Their Behavior – John Hunter says culture change comes first from changing leadership behaviors.
Data is Important and You Must Confirm What the Data Actually Says – John Hunter discusses the need for reliable data to drive decisions and how to get it.
“If the Employees are Upset, it’s Not Really Lean” – Mark Graban says when Lean is done well, properly, you don’t hear complaints.
IndustryWeek’s Lean Leadership Guidebook – Jamie Flinchbaugh’s posts in Industry Week column have been compiled to create a leadership guidebook.
Reflections on Hoshin – Jon Miller says success with hoshin demands a commitment to reflection.
Now, at the Gemba – Kevin Meyer says as we contemplate the past and plan for the future, don’t forget the present.
Lessons from 2015 on Lean Coaching – Jon Miller shares his personal lessons on coaching Lean so we can all benefit.