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Contributor: Mark Graban
Posted: 05/21/2013 9:00:00 AM EDT
Lean Thinking (Finally?) Gets to Chrysler Windsor Plant?
This article appeared back in March… March of 2013… as in this year: “Windsor Chrysler workers reduce waste to be world class. Read more
Contributor: Mark Rosenthal
Posted: 05/21/2013 12:00:00 AM EDT
This sub-assembly line had a planned cycle time of 15 minutes. The most skilled and experienced assembler could almost get all of the work done in that time, but generally, two people were required to consistently deliver without stopping the main line. Read more
Contributor: Drew Boyd
Posted: 05/20/2013 12:00:00 AM EDT
Marketing Innovation: The Subtraction Tool in Saint Gobain Commercials
The Subtraction tool works by removing elements generally considered essential to the situation. The tool can be used in any marketing communications medium (television, print, and so on). Read more
Contributor: Michael Sinocchi
Posted: 05/15/2013 1:49:00 PM EDT
Can Lean Be Green?
On May 19, at the upcoming Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) annual conference in Puerto Rico, Keivan Zokaei will introduce his latest book, Creating a Lean and Green Business System: Techniques for Improving Profits and Sustainability, which he co-authored with L. Read more
Contributor: Karen Wilhelm
Posted: 05/15/2013 12:00:00 AM EDT
Should we centralize or decentralize our function?
Matt Wrye is my guest blogger for today. Matt has his own acclaimed blog, Beyond Lean, and I'm honored to share his insights on Lean Reflections. Read more
Contributor: Forrest Breyfogle
Posted: 05/04/2013 12:00:00 AM EDT
Lean manufacturing and green manufacturing article
I was interviewed by Al Bredenberg for the article Is Lean Manufacturing Green Manufacturing? The article asked the question whether lean manufacturing as Toyota and others have used be a path to greener manufacturing? The thought was that both concepts can involve stripping out the operational waste. Read more
Posted: 12/07/2012 4:25:00 AM EST
How Do You Describe Six Sigma in Three Words?
Image Source A month ago, Ian Mitchell, Programme Director at American Express in Warrington, United Kingdom, posted on the Lean Six Sigma LinkedIn group, this question: How do you describe Six Sigma in 3 words? A flurry of interesting answers came pouring in. Read more
Contributor: Michael Marx
Posted: 05/24/2012 12:00:00 AM EDT
What Do William Shatner, Conan O’Brien and Process Improvement have in Common?
I am lucky enough to kick off the PEX Advisory Board column, PEX Advisors: Observations on the Journey. It’s a column about anything and everything process improvement, written by continuous improvement practitioners from around the world. Read more
Contributor: Steve Hunt
Posted: 02/17/2012 12:00:00 AM EST
Truly Understanding Hypothesis Testing Concepts: Making a Complex Topic Simple
I attended e-learning micro-event event last week! It’s a great concept being used by Smarter Solutions . The concept is to provide short one hour training classes (“micro-events”) via the web for a very low cost. Read more
Contributor: Navdeep S. Sodhi
Posted: 06/22/2011 12:00:00 AM EDT
Pragmatic Competitive Intelligence for Pricing Precision
Last fall, the leaders of a mid-sized company were rather worried about an unusually aggressive competitive promotion. After analyzing their competitors ‘past promotions along with the company’s own volume and discount trends, I recommended that the company should forgo matching the promotion. Read more