Tag: Government

Some Great #Lean Videos from the State of Washington (@ResultsWA) on...

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Here are some recorded keynote talks and video presentations from the "Results Washington" annual conference, as part of the state's Lean government efforts. See this post for talks from LEI's Jim Womack and John Shook, Toyota's Jamie Bonini, and many healthcare improvement leaders.

Reelecting a #Lean Governor in Washington? Continuing with Lean Either Way?

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It's probably, ahem, not the most closely watched election race in the United States today, but it will be interesting to see if Washington...

The City of Denton’s Lean Journey & Upcoming Webinar

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I've gotten to know to know Harry Kenworthy (pictured at left) over the past few years after meeting at a conference (the Northeast L.E.A.N....

There’s a HUGE Problem with Donald Trump’s Outdated and Dangerous Definition...

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I generally avoid politics here on the blog... In October, I broached the subject when I blogged about a company that uses Lean principles...

It’s Not the Worker’s Fault – in 1980 or Today (Part...

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Recently, I shared the famed 1980 NBC documentary, "If Japan Can, Why Can't We?" that essentially introduced W. Edwards Deming to a mainstream Western...

Rhode Island’s Governor Announces Lean Initiative, Declares “Operations Matter”

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You might know my friend Karl Wadensten, the president of VIBCO, a small manufacturer in Rhode Island. I've interviewed him for episode #84 of...

Podcast #216 – Dan Jones, Lean Outside of Manufacturing

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Returning to the podcast after his first appearance in Episode #188 is Daniel T. Jones, founder and chairman of the UK-based Lean Enterprise Academy. You...

When Will The Federal Government & VA Learn? On Suggestion Boxes...

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This article caught my attention the other day: "Philly VA employees ask for golf shirts in suggestion box for improving veteran care." I hesitate to...

What President Bill Clinton and VP Joe Biden Said About Patient...

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Healthcare has become very politicized in the U.S. (and in Canada and other countries). I think the patient safety crisis (and trying to solve...

Denver Jail’s Suggestion Box (and Problems) in the News

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The Denver jail and its suggestion box program made the local news, thanks to a Freedom of Information Act request: "9 quotes from Denver Jail...

Podcast #210 – Lean in Washington State Government: Darrell Damron and...

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Listen My guests today are Darrell Damron and Hollie Jensen and we're talking about Lean in Washington state government. Darrell and Hollie are both state...

What I’m Reading: Diner Muda, No Blame at Etsy, Toyota Treats...

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In case you missed it, see Saturday's post: "Why Toyota is Eliminating the Andon Cord from its Factories." As I occasionally do, today's post is...