Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Lean Roundup #125 – October 2019



A selection of highlighted blog posts from Lean bloggers from the month of October, 2019.  You can also view the previous monthly Lean Roundups here.

Lean Thinking and the 2019 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences – Jon Miller revisits two authors who won the 2019 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences and some of their basic thinking on effective approaches to address the problem of poverty and the parallels with Lean efforts to increase wealth.

How We Can Easily Miss Signals in Our Metrics When We Rely on Red / Green Analysis – Mark Graban explains why the he red / green mindset is simple, but maybe it's too simple to be helpful.

Want to know what to do when your boss doesn’t get Lean? – Paul Akers answers the popular question often asked about what to do when my boss doesn’t get lean with practical advice.

Tours R Us – Bruce Hamilton reminds of the importance of sharing best practicing within our own companies for our employees learning and recognition.

Why Leaders Must Be “ON” All The Time – Marci Reynolds says leaders must operate as if he or she are living in a fish bowl because everyone can look in and watch you.

Is Inventory a waste or a cover-up of deeper waste? – Al Norval explains that inventory always hides a deeper source of waste and we need to be able to learn to see that and understand the root cause to take the next step.

he fine line of effective 5S in lean manufacturing – Tim Heston says you need to find that fine line between over-control and under-control, between insufficient management and micromanagement, and all five S’s, including “sustain,” will thrive.

Winning With Lean – Bob Emiliani discusses why many CEOs don’t think lean tools are necessary to get an advantage over the competition.

How to Get the Most Out of Your NFL Franchise with TPM – Jon Miller shared a fun creative article explaining the concepts of TPM using NFL teams as the machines.

The Wisdom of Humility – Kevin Meyer reflects on the impact of mistakes on leadership, and how important humility becomes to learning from those mistakes.

Jess Orr on What She Learned by Leaving Toyota – Mark Graban talked to Jess Orr, a former Toyota engineer who shared perspectives on what it was like to now lead continuous improvement in another company.

Ask Art: At What Pace Should A Lean Turnaround Be Implemented?” – Art Byrne shares advice on how to do a turnaround and how fast a turnaround can and should be done.


Why Doesn't Lean Have a Seat at the Table? – Steven Spear talks about why Lean is still not a prominent strategy for C-level leaders.

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