If You Don’t Have Standardized Processes You’re Wasting Money TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | That’s a very bold proclamation, but it’s true. It applies to every type of process – manufacturing toys, cooking burgers, coding medical charts, delivering mail, checking a customer out at …Continue reading →

GolfNow and Service Process Breakdown TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | One of the benefits of using Orlando, Florida-based GolfNow is online booking of rounds of golf at many courses around the world at discounted fares. For the convenience of online …Continue reading →

Toyota Way Principle #1 TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Yesterday we brought forth a bit of a visual depiction of what lean is and how it can impact a small business or sports organization. Hopefully we demonstrated the level …Continue reading →

Lean Oops! – Broken Truck Window TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | I was greeted by this “There, I Fixed It” in a Tim Horton’s parking lot in late 2011, most definitely a modified steel plate cover for a broken window. This …Continue reading →

Time – The Non-Renewable Resource TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | The most important type of savings provided by lean implementation? It’s not money, it’s not people. It’s time. Time is the ultimate non-renewable natural resource. Once a second has passed, …Continue reading →

Why Is Lean Important Today? (More Fatalistic View) TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | So we’re struggling through the worst economic downturn in our lifetimes, and based on the varying opinions of all the economic experts no one knows for sure when it will …Continue reading →

What is lean? TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Before you can run off and start using lean principles or figure out why lean is so important, you have to first ask, “What in the heck is ‘lean’ anyway?” …Continue reading →

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