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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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Lean Tools 101 – Run Chart

During our lean journey we oftentimes become overwhelmed with the jargon, anecdotes and theories. In our rush to out “Toyota” one another some of the foundational tools are lost in the process or simply taught in passing. I’ve seen leaders … Continue reading

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Is TPS Evolving?

I read an article recently that piques my interest. In a March 15th article entitled “What after lean?”  Abe Eshkenazi Chief Operating Officer of APICS discussed what could be some important changes soon at Toyota. These changes could expand Toyota’s … Continue reading

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Toyota Production System Quick Review

This article is another prepare for meeting quick read for those young professionals in manufacturing. Not knowing something about the Toyota Production System while working in a manufacturing environment is akin to a baseball player not knowing “the Sultan of … Continue reading

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