A selection of highlighted blog posts from Lean bloggers from the month of August, 2016. You can also view the previous monthly Lean Roundups here.
The Start of Lean Leadership – Bob Emiliani describes the start of the Lean Leadership as a distinct are of focus and study.
Seven Supply Chain Lessons from a Former Walmart CEO – Alexa Cheater shares the lessons of Mike Duke in managing complexities of rapidly changing industry.
Digital Lean- Are we doomed to repeat the sins of the past? – Andy Carlino explains the the transformation in the digital industry are making the same mistakes of old.
Implementation of Training Within Industry (TWI) at Autoliv Poland – Michael Sinocchi shares the story of TWI implementation at Autoliv.
The Three “I” of Continuous Improvement – Jon Miller explains 3 “I’’s that are necessary in health and continuous improvement to make significant progress.
Reflections at the end of 15 years with the Lean Learning Center – Jamie Flinchbaugh shares his reflections on the company he started to teach lean thinking to others as he moves on.
The Lean Plateau – Mark Rosenthal discusses plateaus of Lean Implementation and how to overcome it.
Executive Waste – Terry Howell describes the eight wastes of executive leadership for consideration in Lean transformation.
Coaching Kata: Walking Through an Improvement Board – Mark Rosenthal tries to connect the dots on coaching Kata, going beyond just asking 5 questions.
Respect by Sharing Knowledge – Kevin Meyer describes why sharing knowledge is respecting people.
Are These Bad Suggestions About Suggestion Boxes? – Mark Graban talks how an article on ways to improve suggestions systems just doesn’t work based on experience.
Never Leave in Silent Disagreement – Jamie Flinchbaugh talks about an important ground rule for improvement teams.
You Need More Smoke Detectors: Countering Firefighting with Leader Standard Work – Aaron Hunt shares 5 key reasons leader standard work can counteract firefighting.
A3 Thinking Roundup – Tom Ehrenfeld discuss A3 process and shares some great articles on how to use it.
Yes, but What do Values Have to do with Lean? – Scott Gauvin how organization values and Lean drive continuous improvement independently and combined.
Create a Learning Path – Steve Kane outlines how Lean learning progression might look.
4 Key Tenants For Positive Customer Experiences – Marci Reynolds describes her 4 key tenants for good customer service.
Content Follows Form or Acting Your Way to New Thinking – Pascal Dennis explains why the process or way of improvement yields the improvement.
The Great Lean Mystery – Bob Emiliani discusses the travesty from a lack of emphasis on Respect for People in the introduction of Lean Thinking.