November 2017

Monthly Archives

  • Stop Tim Wood from ruining your lean progress

    Today, let’s talk about Tim Wood. But first, some background. The origin of waste? Henry Ford identified dozens of types of waste in his operations and spelled them out in his book “Today and Tomorrow” written in 1926. In 1988, Productivity Press published Taiichi Ohno’s tribute book “Just-in-Time for Today and Tomorrow” in which Ohno […]

  • Lean for the future

    Lean thinking as we know it is probably insufficient to carry organizations into a future of intense global competition, insatiable consumption, environmental sensitivity, and social upheaval. In most cases, we simply practice a few lean concepts, often without understanding the underlying intent of those concepts, but we get a slightly better outcome and celebrate. We […]