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Lean Roundup #93 – February, 2017

A selection of highlighted blog posts from Lean bloggers from the month of February, 2017.  You can also view the previous monthly Lean Roundups here.

Why Do People Fail to Adopt Better Management Methods? – John Hunter shares an example to illustrate why better methods are not adopted sometimes.

Strategy is Not About Doing What’s “Important” – Pascal Dennis says strategy is about detecting changes and deciding action based on the plan.

Cartwheels – Bruce Hamilton discusses the waste of transportation in your factory.

Three Management Lessons from the 2016 NFL Season – Jon Miller shares three management lessons from the 2016 NFL season learned from successes and failures of various teams.

What Does It Mean to Have a “Lean Management System?” Nate Hurle says in a Lean management system, as we get closer to the frontline, the metrics become process measures and leading indicators.

Standardization is not for its own sake – Jamie Flinchbaugh describes where to focus when standardizing.

5 Lessons Every Manufacturer Can Learn From Taiichi Ohno – Mike Pedro put together a list of some of his favorite lessons we can all take away from the father of lean manufacturing.

Lean – So ‘Easy’, It’s Hard – Pascal Dennis explains why Lean fundamentals are really life fundamentals – simultaneously easy & hard.

What are We Trying to Accomplish? – John Hunter says the answer to “what are we trying to accomplish?” can indicate the type of change your making.

What’s Another Word for “Problem”? – Jon Miller explains why facing our problems requires asking questions.

From Kaizen Live! 2016: Gemba Walk Dos and Don’ts for Leaders – Mark Graban shares some Gemba “Dos and Don’ts” to help your organization’s leaders during their Gemba experiences.

Lean in One Drawing – Dave LaHote shares his concept of thinking about lean as a system and demonstrates the linkage between lean tools and how the system can create organizational advantage.

Lean Roundup: 5S – Tom Ehrenfeld discusses how 5S is a tool to develop the kaizen mindset in every employee.

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