Month: May 2020

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Level One Leaders in Lean

Research states that “46% of all improvement initiatives fail because of lack of leadership.”1  Having too many Level One Leaders will kill your Lean transformation.  Here is how to identify them! Much has already been written on Lean Leadership. Jim Womack and John Shook at the Lean Enterprise Institute (LEI) describe the evolution of leadership …

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Inside Secrets on Supplying a Fortune 100 Company

One of the key elements on my American Lean Weekday podcast is the weekly interviews that I conduct with companies on their Lean Journey.  These companies are from various industries and are all different sizes.  I have interviewed leaders from family-owned businesses to multi-national organizations.  This week is a little different, I share the mic …

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Augmented Reality- Seeing is Believing

As I mentioned in the original Industry 4.0 blog, nine key enablers support Industry 4.0 or Smart Manufacturing.  I list the nine key enablers below. This blog post will introduce augmented reality. Key enablers of Smart Manufacturing include: Cyber Security/Blockchain Cloud Computing IIoT- Industrial Internet of Things Big Data System Integration Autonomous Robots-Cobots Additive Manufacturing- …

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How to Increase Your Confidence as a Lean Coordinator

What if you are the employee assigned to guide your companies Lean journey but you have little experience? Here is how you can increase your confidence. 1. Have Confidence in your Lean Abilities In our minds, we believe that we have to know everything there is to know about Lean before we can confidently deliver results. We overcomplicate …

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