Monday, July 2, 2018

Lean Roundup #109 – June, 2018


A selection of highlighted blog posts from Lean bloggers from the month of June, 2018.  You can also view the previous monthly Lean Roundups here.

Lean Fatigue – Bob Emiliani talks about Lean from the next generation of executives.

Problem-Solving & Kaizen: Are They Different? – Gregg Stocker provides some clarity about the different types of improvement.

Freedom Within a Framework – Andy Carlino explains the leadership challenge is to fertilize and cultivate freedom within a framework by committing time and resources to the employees’ so they understand and can practice their “rights” within the principles and guidelines of the organization.

The Entire Experience is the Product – Pascal Dennis says we need to understand the entire customer journey, not just the ‘most important parts’.

It’s Hard to Learn if you Already Know – Mark Rosenthal says we need to focus our attention on our shared understanding vs. trying to advocate a particular position.

Money vs. Process View of Cost – Bob Emiliani talks about the process view of cost instead of the classical view of cost and where leaders misunderstand.

Visualize Your Constraints – Johanna Rothman says understanding your organizational constraints might be part of what could make your agile transformation succeed.

A Simple Hand Gesture that is Key to Goal Alignment – Jon Miller says there is a simple hand gesture that is vital to goal alignment, pointing.

Set full Sail – Steve Kane talks about Lean transformation with the analogy of changing the ships direction.

Visual Management is the Key to Communicating – Pete Abilla explains why one of the most significant parts of Lean manufacturing is Visual Management and it fails in so many organizations.

Are You Managing By The Right Numbers? – Tracey Richardson says better question than “did you make the numbers?” might be: “what are the most important metrics you should pursue?”

Ask Art: Why Do People Reject Proof that Lean Works? – Art Byrne says disbelief helps to explain why so many companies struggle to get the results they should be getting with lean.


Value Stream Walk, Management Walk or….Just Walking Around? – Jim Womack talks about good and bad examples of gemba walks.

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