Tag: Gemba

Toyota Leadership Right From Akio Toyoda

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Afternoon post planned for today -- initial reflections on my reader survey. Thanks to those of you who gave your feedback. Come back or...

How Jim Baran Got Started with Lean

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Mark's note: Jim's post originally started as a comment in response to my post "Where Did I Start with Lean?" but it exceeded the...

Book Review: "Kaizen Express"

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I have always learned a lot from John Shook. As I've blogged about before, I've seen John present about TPS and management (leadership, really)...

Virginia Mason and Lean Healthcare on the CBS Evening News

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A Carmaker As A Model For A Hospital? - CBS News Virginia Mason Medical Center and their use of Lean and TPS was featured on...

First 90 Days as Hospital Lean Director – What To Do?

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Lean Leap to Health Care #9 (Click for Part #8) by Scott McDuffee "I'm not sure if I have ever learned anything with my mouth open....

Doofus and Leanie Cartoon #1 – Gemba

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Back in February, I did a parody of a "Goofus and Gallant" cartoon, if you remember them from "Highlights for Kids" magazine that was...

Airbus "Violated Key Tenet of Lean"?

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Airbus Aims to Pull Back Without Stalling - WSJ.com:This recent article about Airbus talks about facing a challenge of declining airplane orders.Airbus said Friday...

Jeff Bezos at the Amazon Gemba

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Curious at Amazon, but Not Idle - Bits Blog - NYTimes.com This piece about Amazon's CEO Jeff Bezos made me think about visiting the "Gemba"...

Toyota’s Buyouts and New Leadership

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Taking the Wheel as Toyota Skids - NYTimes.comToyota's Cost Cutting Plan to Include Buyouts for Factory WorkersToyota famously has avoided layoffs of permanent employees...

Your Own Process and People, not the Internet

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I get sort of tired of seeing questions like this on the internet (on the Yahoo Group for Healthcare Management Engineers):Just wondering if anyone...

More on Meijer (That Sounds Like "Moron Meijer")

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Recently, I blogged about management practices at the midwest retail chain Meijer. It was a sad (and not uncommon) story of quotas and threats...

A Lean Guy Reads FORTUNE

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As I was catching up on my back issues of FORTUNE, I had a few Lean thoughts as I read.In the June 9 edition,...