Learning From John Shook

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Learning from John Shook I wanted to share this video.  John Shook is a Senior Advisor with the Lean Enterprise Institute and he is the keynote speaker at the conference hosted by Industry Week at one of their Best Plants Conference in Nashville, Tennessee on April 28 2009.  During this keynote, John Shook demonstrates how to spread […]

Window & Door Manufacturer Implements Lean Manufacturing

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One of the hardest things when trying to improve anything is finding the courage to take the first step. Dynamic Architectural Windows & Doors, Inc. of Abbotsford, British Columbia did more than take the first step, they decided to embark on a journey to implement lean manufacturing principles into their business processes. This short video is an account […]

Does Lean Six Sigma Deliver Results?

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Does Lean Six Sigma Deliver Results? Many companies go to great lengths and spend large sums of money to implement quality and improvement programs such as Lean Six Sigma . The problem is that most of these programs do not meet their expectations. In fact, many of them do not see the same results that […]

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Furniture Company Invests in Lean Principles

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Furniture Company Invests in Lean Principles How often do you see a  news article with a title like this? I find it exciting to see a news report about a U.S. company investing in its future by upgrading their facility. This is incredibly bold of them, especially in a down economy, when all you usually read in the […]

Lean Manufacturing Innovation Award Winner

Lean Manufacturing Innovation Award Winner

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There Europeans have created a new lean manufacturing award to recognize companies that are demonstrating their use of innovation to create growth and jobs. The first lean manufacturing innovation award winner is Brillopak, which is a packaging company in the UK. Yes, that’s right, a packaging company. Lean principles can and are being applied and […]

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Is Your Business Satisfying Customer Needs?

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The purpose of this article is to get you to ask this question: “Is your business satisfying customer needs?” This seems like a pretty straightforward question. However, it is not always that easy to get a straight-forward answer. Most business owners will tell you that they are “definitely satisfying their customer needs.” How do they know […]

What is a Lean Process?

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One of the questions that I receive in my email inbox more than any other is “What is a Lean Process?” You would think that everyone would know the answer to this question, especially when we are living in the 21st century. It makes you wonder where these people that ask me this question have […]

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Lean Certification!

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Is Lean Certification Really Necessary? Dispelling 3 myths about Lean Certification! I received a call the other day from someone enquiring about Lean Certification. He told me that he wanted to sign up for my Lean Certification training course. I asked why he was doing this. What was his motivation for obtaining lean certification? He […]

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Lean Management

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Does Lean Management increase profits? How Lean Management is using a new cost model to stay ahead of their competitors! In this article, I want to take a look at the advantages of lean management and its effect on any business. There is a direct correlation between the style of management and the success of […]

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3 Critical Questions about Lean Principles!

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Answer these 3 critical questions before trying to implement lean principles into any type of business. If a company can’t answer these three simple questions about how they plan to use lean principles they are doomed to failure! The most common question I am asked is “What is the best way to implement lean principles […]

 
 
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