For their new site, MBT asked me to contribute content on Lean Manufacturing, which I’m happy to do on my new blog for MBT. Other than a few introductory posts, content will be re-published from this blog, so if you’re a regular reader, there’s no need to track me on both blogs. The MBT blog will only be published Mon, Wed, and Fri and will focus strictly on manufacturing content. I would, however, invite you to check out their website and their other content from MBT and their network of publications.
I’m not really a Star Trek fan at all, but I guess the title of the blog is OK, “Get Lean and Prosper.” It’s a better title than “Get Lean for Lean’s Sake” or “Get Lean to Win Awards.” At least we’re focused on prospering and long-term business success, since that’s really what Lean is about. Lean is not about implementing tools for the sake of implementing tools (like 5S, kanban, etc.) Since Lean is a continuous journey and our goal is perfection, we can’t really ever reach that perfection or a state of “Being Lean” or getting to that end state of Lean. But, the editors like the title, so there it is. What do I know about titles, anyway? Look how creative I was with the title of this Lean Blog, ha ha.
Anyway, I hope it will be good additional exposure for Lean and for this community. There are links to help drive people to this blog for additional content and comments.
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