Tag: Shingo

Ryan McCormack’s Operational Excellence Mixtape: February 23, 2024

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Thanks as always to Ryan McCormack for this... there's always so much good reading, listening, and viewing shared here by him! Subscribe to get...

Embracing Poka-Yoke: The Art of Mistake-Proofing, a Preview of John Grout’s...

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I was excited to host and moderate this recent webinar on January 17th at 1 pm ET. Register using the link below to view...

From Failure to Foresight: The Shingo Institute’s Ken Snyder’s Favorite Mistake

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In this week's episode of "My Favorite Mistake," we're lucky to have Ken Snyder, a celebrated figure in the realm of business and academia...

In Memoriam: Ritsuo Shingo, Former Toyota Executive and Lean Teacher

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I am saddened to hear of the death of Ritsuo Shingo (1947-2023), as announced by the Shingo Institute. He was the son of Shigeo...

Professor John Grout, A Deep Dive On Mistake Proofing And Lean

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My guest for Episode #462 of the Lean Blog Interviews Podcast is Professor John Grout, the former dean of the Campbell School of Business at Berry College...

Ryan McCormack’s Operational Excellence Mixtape: November 5, 2021

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Thanks as always to Ryan McCormick for this... there's always so much good reading, listening, and viewing shared here by him! News, blogs, articles, resources,...

What are the Origins of the Term SMED (Single-Minute Exchange of...

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In my recent podcast with Ritsuo Shingo, one topic was the history of the acronym "SMED" -- it stands for "Single-Minute Exchange of Die,"...

My Upcoming Keynote for the Virtual Shingo Conference on “Measures of...

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As I talked about in this video, I was supposed to do a half-day workshop on Measures of Success for the annual Shingo Conference...

Postponed: My “Measures of Success” Workshop at the Shingo Conference 2020...

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Thanks to the Shingo Institute for inviting me to facilitate a half-day workshop at the Shingo Conference, being held this year in Orlando, April...

Easier, Better, Faster, Cheaper… What’s Missing There?

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What if "easier" is less safe? Great question. It begs the question of why Safer isn't first in Shingo's list? Is it because safety is assumed to be such a fundamental pre-condition in the Toyota culture or the Lean approach? Safety is such a non-negotiable point that it doesn't need to be said?

Is Calling People “Concrete Heads” the Most Effective Lean Change Strategy?

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When did the term "concrete head" start getting thrown around in Lean circles? Do people still use this label today? Is it helpful? Should we agree that the term is disrespectful and counter productive?

Receiving the Shingo Research Award for “Healthcare Kaizen”

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Last night, my co-author Joe Swartz and I were able to formally receive the Shingo Research and Professional Publication Award for our book Healthcare Kaizen. We learned...