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If you’re in Vancouver BC and looking for interesting Lean work at eBay, check out this post from Shmula.com’s Pete Abilla.

Some of his unofficial qualifications:

  • You can effectively answer the following: what is the impact on Throughput as WIP increases and Cycle Time remains unchanged? What are some Lean approaches to this scenario?
  • You can explain why variation sucks, with examples — both qualitative and quantitative. How does the DMAIC framework approach variation?
  • “Upstream changes; downstream impact” — what does that mean and general approaches to solving that problem — with examples.
  • You can explain the difference between poke-yoke and mistake-proofing (trick question) and give examples from everyday life of poke-yoke.

You might cheat on the interview and look here for examples of Everyday Lean.

Please check out my main blog page at www.leanblog.org

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Mark Graban's passion is creating a better, safer, more cost effective healthcare system for patients and better workplaces for all. Mark is a consultant, author, and speaker in the "Lean healthcare" methodology. He is author of the Shingo Award-winning books Lean Hospitals and Healthcare Kaizen, as well as The Executive Guide to Healthcare Kaizen. His most recent project is an book titled Practicing Lean that benefits the Louise H. Batz Patient Safety Foundation, where Mark is a board member. Mark is also the VP of Improvement & Innovation Services for the technology company KaiNexus.

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