Real Lean vs. Fake Lean

+50   When I walk around organizations I often see examples of improvement accompanied by a real belief that ‘we are already lean’. Don’t get me wrong, all improvement is good and should be commended, but does running a few Kaizen … Continue reading

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Model value Streams

+30   I have been doing alot of work recently on model cells and model value streams. It’s one of the critical things that needs to be done when starting any lean transformation. George Koenigsaecker, in his book Leading the Lean … Continue reading

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TAKT in service organisations

00   I’m often asked difficult questions about how to apply Lean in different environments. One recently was “So how do you apply TAKT time to mental health?” What a great question I thought, and not one that warranted a quick … Continue reading

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Using Standard Work to Create Flow

+10   A little while back I was training a group on using standard work to create flow. One of the group reminded me of how I used to think when I was first learning about Lean. He said, “Glyn you just … Continue reading

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6S Correct Translation

+80   When doing some training at a hotel in Glasgow I came across a great example of why ‘straighten’ isn’t really the best translation to use for the second S (Seiton) from the 6S’s. After the first day when we … Continue reading

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