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Why You Should Understand Crypto Currencies

Unless you have been in living in a cave or shipwrecked on an uncharted island you have heard of Bitcoin. If you were paying closer attention you might even have heard of Blockchain technology that is foundation of Bitcoin and … Continue reading

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Why Many Lean Projects Fail

If you have worked in any moderately large manufacturing environment surely you have witnessed multiple iterations of Lean Programs. By now everyone from finance, engineering, human resources, quality, manufacturing and procurement consider themselves experts in lean manufacturing techniques. Just ask … Continue reading

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Theory of Constraints – Revisited

In 1984 Eliyahu M. Goldratt wrote a book entitled “The Goal” which is geared to help organizations achieve goal of continuously improving linkage and flow of manufacturing operations. This methodology would ultimately be coined the Theory of Constraints (TOC).  It’s … Continue reading

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5 Reasons to Focus on Culture Transformation of Business

By Charlotte Kelly Culture Transformation is one of our biggest business buzzwords in recent time. But what does it really mean for business, and why is everyone talking about it? At heart, Corporate culture is the collection of values, visions, missions, and … Continue reading

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Whisky Maker Fights Counterfeiting With Blockchain Technology

There is yet another company utilizing blockchain technology. This company uses blockchain to fight counterfeiting.Ardnamurchan Distillery a distiller in Scotland in conjunction with technology firm arc-net plans on using blockchain technology to track and authenticate bottles of whiskey throughout the … Continue reading

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15 Lean Lessons Learned

Going through an old notebook I came across some answers of a question presented at a professional development gathering. The question was “What lessons have you learned from lean events and other continuous improvement activities?” This was a few years … Continue reading

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Illinois Plan to Use Blockchain to Digitize Birth Certificates

The state of Illinois announced a pilot program that would use Blockchain technology to digitize birth certificates. The purpose is to allow government and businesses the ability to verify and authenticate a citizen’s identity by requesting encrypted access to verifiable … Continue reading

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Blockchain The Next Generation of Business

As Lean Practitioner I seem to always have my eyes and ears focused at least casually on business trends, management practices and leadership skills. The latest find was the term “Blockchain” technology.  Interestingly I haven’t heard much of this in … Continue reading

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Are Executives Getting Fake News Regarding Lean Implementation

  If you been a Lean Practitioner for more than a decade I’m sure you can relate to the post today.   When listening to top executives give presentation regarding continuous improvement I’m always encouraged. They didn’t get where they’re … Continue reading

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The Promise of ERP

By Guest Contributor Enterprise resource planning (ERP) software implementation is a business trend that show no signs of stopping, albeit growing at a slower pace than in the past.  For many growing businesses ERP seems like the ‘obvious’ solution to … Continue reading

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