Entries from the Lean Memes Contest

Posted on September 8, 2012 | in 5S, Error-Proofing, Kanban, Lean Tools, Manufacturing, Quality, Root Cause Analysis, Safety, Sports, Value Stream Mapping, Visual Management | by
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Hey Fonzie, how do you implement improvements?

Lean consultant, author, and notable public speaker Mark Graban of LeanBlog.org has started a web collection of Lean-related memes at Lean Memes. He’s hosting a contest for his readers to submit the funniest Lean meme and he’s already had some doozies submitted.

I’m participating in the contest as well, and here are a few of my entries (you’ll have to check the Lean Memes site for entries of other participants and my other entries).

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High Expectations Asian Father on Continuous Improvement

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First World Employee Empowerment Problems

Sidenote: Mark did a stellar webinar on better methods for collecting employee ideas than the employee suggestion box recently.

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Lame Pun Raccoon on Kaizen Events

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Batman’s utility belt is Lean.

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Be proactive, not reactive…or else.

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After Sort and Set-In-Order, of course.


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Girls may call me, but I won’t mistakenly call them ever again.

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“Jidoka” means automation with human-like capabilities to stop manufacturing lines (either manually or mechanically) when detecting bad production and alerting operators.

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Killing them with continuous improvement, I see.

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Wow, continuous improvement is creepy. The Five Whys is not, though.

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Okay, this one isn’t mine but it’s probably my favorite of everything I’ve seen. It was created by Christina Kach of Catch Careers.

Go see more of them at LeanMemes.com! There are so many other great ones from others. Good stuff.

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