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Monday, April 29, 2024

Lean Roundup #179 – April 2024

A selection of highlighted blog posts from Lean bloggers from the month of April 2024.  You can also view the previous monthly Lean Roundups here.  


Strategy Digi-deployment – Bruce Hamilton shares a few potential (and common) pitfalls to avoid when digitizing your strategic deployment plan.


Simplifying Lean – Bob Emiliani discusses the problems from simplifying Lean in terms of method and in terms of objective.


Enhancing Organizational Efficiency through Supplier Process Improvement – John Knotts explains why working with suppliers to improve their processes is a strategic necessity in today’s complex and competitive business environment.


My Piece for IndustryWeek: Boeing Executives Failed to Lead, Waved Off Lean – Mark Graban discusses the Boeing failures being a company problem, not a worker problem.


Content Follows Form or Acting Your Way to New Thinking – Pascal Dennis explains Lean excellence rests on a set of mental models or mindsets and through these routines you can change one’s behavior.


Nine Tips to Better Process Development - Eric Ethington and Matt Zayko share nine proven techniques for designing successful, waste-free processes to achieve exceptional results with your next product launch.


Continuous Improvement vs Operational Excellence | KaiNexus - JJ Puentes explains the difference between these two complementary paradigms that guide business operations management so that you can apply elements of both to streamline operations and achieve your most critical strategic goals.


Lean Transformation for Enhanced ROI - Matt Banna shares some tools that help optimize lean transformation depending on your organization's objectives.


How Top Organizations Approach Enterprise Digital Transformation - Danielle Yoon explains how organizations are embracing digital technologies and modernizing processes to enhance operational efficiency, improve agility, and unlock new opportunities for growth and innovation.


How Status Regulates Progress – Bob Emiliani says to improve the understanding and practice of management one must go into this work with eyes wide open and have an interest in learning from the difficulties and mistakes of others that preceded them.


More Crisis Control at Boeing and the FAA – Some Lessons on Building in Quality from NUMMI – John Shook explores how the NUMMI joint venture between Toyota and GM offers vital lessons on integrating quality right from the start as Boeing grapples with recurring quality issues.


Digital Transformation in Manufacturing: Benefits, Key Challenges, and Solutions – Megan Cox explores the ongoing digital transformation in manufacturing and the challenges, benefits, and best practices for aligning smart manufacturing technologies with business goals and values.

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