Tag: Kaizen

Looking for Waste and Bad Process at the Order Grill from...

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I love the show "Portlandia" and I also love the "Toast Kaizen" video. I bet the latter is more well known and is more...

This WSJ Article About Lean Isn’t Terrible (Thanks to GE and...

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The Wall Street Journal has an epic track record when it comes to always getting it wrong when they write about Lean or the...

What Does Kaizen Suggest About How to Incentivize People to Submit...

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I received a question from a healthcare leader who had read about the "idea card" format and method that Joe Swartz and I shared...

The Simple, Cheap Improvement I Made to My iPhone MagSafe Charger

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When I first learned about "wireless" charging for devices like my iPhone, I was a skeptic. "How hard is it to connect a charging cable?,"...

Auctioning “Healthcare Kaizen” for a Good Cause

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My co-author, Joe Swartz, and I were happy to donate a signed copy of our book, Healthcare Kaizen, to be part of a fundraising...

Three Interviews with KaiNexus Customers on Their Continuous Improvement Journeys

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I recently had the opportunity to interview people from three different organizations that are KaiNexus customers, so I'm going to share those here. You'll...

Improvements to the Covid Vaccination Process — Small and Large (and...

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In this era of Covid--19 vaccination, I'm still pretty much sidelined and not on site with any clients, although I did get to visit...

Katie Labedz on “How to Improve Absolutely Anything”

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Scroll down for video, how to subscribe, video, transcript, and more My guest for Episode #408 of the Lean Blog Interviews podcast is Katie Labedz,...

When People Start Sharing Their Amazing Covid Vaccination Improvements

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The past two weeks, I've been part of an initiative that's like a social-benefit startup effort within a startup. It's a free platform called...

Will “Kaizen” Get the Buffalo Bills to Next Year’s Super Bowl?

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I'm not a Buffalo Bills fan (a.k.a. "The Bills Mafia"), but I did attend one game at what was then called Rich Stadium in...

“Adopting and Adapting” TPS to the Raymond Lean Management System

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My guest for Episode #390 is Keith Ingels, the TPS (Toyota Production System) Manager for Raymond Corporation -- Raymond is part of Toyota Material...

Join Me Tomorrow for a Panel Discussion on the “Future of...

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Thanks to Keivan Zokaei and SA Partners for inviting me to be part of a webinar panel discussion that's being held tomorrow: Future of CI...