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For millennia, warriors have taken war trophies to commemorate their victories. They range from the souvenir to war reparations to the just plain gory.
We live in a world overwhelmed with waste, and many supply chains suffer the effects of it daily. Luckily, there are many tools out there used to target and eliminate that waste. My personal favorite is the process map in the form of a swim lane diagram . It clearly identifies responsible parties and the points in the process at which they are involved. Below, I have created a simple “how to” guide on creating a swim lane diagram. Identify your process.
Toyota’s journey from Waterfall to Lean software development Guess what.
Everywhere I go I notice that much of life’s frustration is related to people or systems being out of sync.
Most problems are dealt with in superficial ways. Very few people and organizations actually arrive at the root cause of their problems. At Toyota, they employ Root Cause analysis in almost everything they do.
Gallery In the Business Value Modelling session at the XP users group 6 teams created a Business Value Model for a mobile phone company struggling to keep customers and regulators happy while reducing call center costs. In the final step, each team had to create a poster that they could use to guide their decisions and to explain the reason behind the project.
"Gemba" is a word from Japanese language [現場] which is meaning of "go to the place, look at the process, talk with people!".
Let's take a trip in the Wayback machine. Remembering back to my High School days (yes I'm part of the over 40 crowd)
KASH - Knowledge, Attitude, Skills & Habits
I’ll start this article off by asking a simple question. Why do educators in the US think that every child is identical?
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Plan – Do – Check – Act That’s not asking a lot, is it? You have just implemented a big change that should save your company a lot of time and money.
By Kevin Meyer
I have decided to make Friday Quote day for the LEAN blog and will use this day to share some of my favorite quotes. I also believe that others have always said things better then I can so I will steal without shame.