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Future State? Blow Up the Current State. TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Sometimes when we look to create an ideal future state of a process or situation, we are so heavily anchored in the non-ideal current state that our biases and familiarity …Continue reading →

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Toyota Way Principle #14: Become a Learning Organization TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | (This is part of a series looking at the 14 Principles of The Toyota Way. Here we look at Toyota Way Principle 14.) This is the final principle, the one …Continue reading →

What Else Can Lean Implementation Save You? TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | It’s been written extensively in this space that by reducing the lean process wastes through applying the lean tools you can streamline your operations and make better use of your scarce …Continue reading →

Toyota Way Principle #4: Level Out the Workload TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | (This is the fifth post in a series about the 14 Principles of The Toyota Way.) As previously stated, the ideal process will have implemented continuous flow featuring time-balanced process …Continue reading →

Overprocessing Example: Protective Bags TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | As a quick refresher, the lean waste overprocessing is the application of extra work, process steps, or effort than is required by the end customer. Sometimes “going the extra mile” …Continue reading →

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